10 Works, Today, January 31st. is artist Henry Howard’s day, his story, illustrated with footnotes #031

Henry Howard (1769–1847)
Pandora, whom the assembled Gods/ endowed with all their gifts…, c. 1834
Oil on mahogany panel
H 82 x W 249 cm
Sir John Soane’s Museum, London

Henry Howard RA (31 January 1769–5 October 1847) was an early 19th-century British portrait and history painter.

He was born in London and after being educated at a school in Hounslow, he started studying with the painter Philip Reinagle in 1786. In 1788 he began attending the Royal Academy Schools and was awarded a silver medal for drawing from life and a gold medal for historical painting for his Caractacus Recognising the Dead Body of his Son…

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Author: zaidangallery

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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