Henshaw, Frederick Henry (1807-1891)

Henshaw, Frederick Henry (1807-1891)

Frederick Henry Henshaw was an accomplished landscape painter and a popular character. Hailing from Harbourne, Birmingham, he trained under the eminent Joseph Vincent Barber (1788-1838) and exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy.

Henshaw was a keen admirer of John Constable and often painted dense English woodland and majestic rolling hills.

Today, his works are held within several public collections including Birmingham Museum, Sheffield Museum, York Art Gallery, and the National Trust.

1807

Born in Harborne, Birmingham, England.

Studied under Joseph Vincent Barber (1788-1838).

1826

Became a member of the Birmingham Society of Arts.

1829

Debuted at the Royal Academy of Arts, London with four works:

  • Near Dolgelly; morning.
  • Vale Crucis Abbey, near Llangollen; morning.
  • A canal bank - moonlight.
  • Bala Lake.

    He continued to exhibit at the Royal Academy until 1864.

    1838

    Toured Italy.

    1840

    Moved to Small Heath, Birmingham.

    1891

    Died

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