Henry Robinson Hall (1859-1927)
|Artist Name||Henry Robinson Hall (1859-1927)|
|Title||Cattle in the Mist at Ben Lomond, Scotland|
|Description||This superb British Victorian animal landscape oil painting is by noted artist Henry Robinson Hall. Famous for his paintings of Highland cattle, it was painted circa 1895 and is a large oil on canvas of long horned Highland cattle by a stream on a misty Ben Lomond. (Ben Lomond, 974 metres, is a mountain in the Scottish Highlands. Situated on the eastern shore of Loch Lomond). This is a superb atmospheric Victorian oil painting with wonderful rich hues and is an excellent example of his work.
Signed lower left and inscribed verso.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||36 x 24 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a gilt Empire frame, 43 inches by 31 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||Henry Robinson Hall, (1859-1927), also listed as H R Hall, Henry R Hall and Henry Hall was a painter in oils and watercolours, noted for his paintings of Highland Cattle. He was born in York in 1859 and when his mother Eliza Robinson remarried in 1867 his surname changed to Hall. He later moved to Newcastle upon Tyne and was much involved with the artistic community there. in 1885 he moved to Flyde Lancashire where he married his wife Mary Annie nee Bleasdale. The couple moved several times including to Barrow in Furness and then Coniston in Cumbria, where he ran an artist's supply shop and cafe, as well as a studio for his painting. He died on the 31st May 1927 and is buried in the churchyard of St. Andrews, Coniston.
There are 7 of his paintings in the National Collection and can be viewed at the Atkinson Art Gallery, 2 at the Oldham Art Gallery, 2 at the Dock Museum, 1 at the Lakeland Arts Trust and 1 at the Rossendale Museum.
He exhibited from 1895-1903 at the Royal Academy, Royal Society of Artists, Birmingham and the Royal Scottish Academy.
Information from The Dictionary of British Artists and wikipedia.