Joseph Henderson (1832-1908)

Artist Name Joseph Henderson (1832-1908)
Title Seascape with Boats - Storm Coming On
Description This dramatic Scottish Impressionist 19th century oil painting is by noted Scottish artist Joseph Henderson. Painted in 1876 it was exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy the same year entitled Storm Coming On. The composition is a seascape with a few vessels under a stormy looking grey sky. Light is breaking through the clouds and the grey sea has areas bathed in beautiful silvery light as well as a few gulls wheeling in the wind. There is wonderful impasto and brushwork in the stormy clouds and waves. This is a lovely example of Joseph Henderson's work and of 19th century Scottish Impressionist art.

Signed lower right and dated 1876.
Provenance Countess of Lytton descendants.

Exhibited: Royal Scottish Academy 1876  No. 384 entitled Storm Coming on.

James Bourlet Frame
Medium Oil on Canvas
Size 30 x 18 inches
Frame Housed in a beautiful Bourlet frame, 36 inches by 24 inches and in good condition.
Condition Good condition.
Biography Joseph Henderson RSW (1832-1908) was a Scottish painter of landscapes, genre, portraits and marinescape. His genre was particularly painting working men such as shepherds, crofters, peddlers, cobblers, fishermen and farm labourers. However he also painted Scottish country and coastal scenery.

Henderson studied at the Trustees Academy in Edinburgh and started to work as a portrait painter but having done so for about twenty years he discovered his true vocation which was marine painting. He mastered the painting of the sea in all its different conditions and light.

Henderson exhibited his work at the Royal Scottish Academy and at the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts. He also exhibited at the Royal Academy in London from 1871 to 1886 and in Suffolk Street Galleries from 1882 to 1884. He was the President of the Glasgow Art Club, in which city he settled in 1852. Henderson married three times: in 1855, Helen Cosh; in 1869, Helen Young of Strathaven (died 1871); and in 1872, Eliza Thomson. Two of his sons John Henderson (1860-1924) and J.Morris Henderson also known as Joseph Morris Henderson RSA (1863-1936) also became painters in their own right. His daughter Marjory Henderson married the well known Scottish painter William McTaggart, who painted in 1894 a wonderful portrait of Joseph Henderson which was presented by the family of Joseph Henderson in 1925 to the Glasgow Museums.
Price £6800
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