Terry, Henry M (b. 1854)

Terry, Henry M (b. 1854)

British artist Henry M Terry was primarily known for charming portraits and genre scenes in watercolours but he also produced works in oil. His works were shown at numerous venues including at the Royal Academy and Royal Society of British Artists. A press report described him as a “staunch upholder of naturalistic methods” who painted with “care and fidelity”.


Manchester City Art Gallery, Baillie Gallery, Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, Royal Scottish Academy, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Dudley Gallery, New Gallery, Royal Academy in London, Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art, Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Water Colours, Royal Society of British Artists (Suffolk Street), Royal Society of Artists in Birmingham, Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, Walker’s Galleries in London.



Born in Pimlico, London to Henry Terry, a stonemason, and Rebecca Terry (nee Wright). His mother died when he was two years old.


Lived in Lambeth, London, with his father and his stepmother, Frances, and siblings.


Lived in Lambeth, London, with his father and his stepmother. Occupation listed as Sculptor (Apprentice).


Debuted at the Royal Society of British Artists.


Debuted at the Royal Academy with ‘Land of my birth, I think of thee still’.


Lived in Lambeth, London, with his father and sister, Annie. Occupation listed at Artist Painter.


Lived in Great Milton, Thame, Oxfordshire. Occupation listed at Artist Painter.


Married in Lincolnshire to Emma Maria Pond of Norfolk.


Reviewed in ‘The Queen’ regarding an exhibition at Walker’s Galleries, London.

“At 118 New Bond Street, Mr Henry Terry is exhibiting a series of water-colours of old English gardens and village bits in the Cotswolds and elsewhere. Mr Terry renders the charm of the countryside with deft execution and pleasant colour. He is a staunch upholder of naturalistic methods, and paints with the care and fidelity which win the confidence of most picture lovers. One or two good subjects have been found at Broadway, a favourite spot for American visitors, chiefly perhaps because it is the home of Mme. Navarro, whose house appears in No. 26. But it has always been a haunt of artists also.

Alfred Parsons, and the late Frank Millet, who went down in the Titanic, have all resided there, and it was in a Broadway garden that Sargent painted his ‘Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose.’ Another drawing shows the dairy border in the garden of Hartwell House, Bucks, where Louis XVII. lived with his Court during his exile from France at the time of the Revolution. There are several views of the gardens at the Speaker's seat, Campsea Ashe, and other historic houses. ‘The Water Garden, Abbotswood’, ‘Bourton-on-the-Hill, Glos.’, ‘Haddon Hall’, ‘Below the Terrace, Abbotswood’, and ‘Milton's Cottage, Chalfont St. Giles’ are all pleasant drawings.”

After 1920


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