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ANTIQUE NUMBER SA1003967: Landscape Oil Painting Of Figures Harvesting Next To The River Kennet By Henry H Parker

Landscape Oil Painting Of Figures Harvesting Next To The River Kennet By Henry H Parker

£6,900    $8,960    €8,194
Henry H Parker
 
British, (1858-1930)
 
The River Kennet
 
Oil on canvas, signed, further signed & inscribed verso
 
Image size: 19.5 inches x 29.5 inches
 
Size including frame: 25.5 inches x 35.5 inches
 
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A rustic scene of a harvest taking place next to the River Kennet in Berkshire by Henry Parker. Several figures can be seen working in the field next to a hay cart between the church and river. The Kennet is the largest tributary of the Thames and runs through the North Wessex Downs. It begins at Avebury, flowing through Marlborough, Hungerford and Newbury before joining the Thames at Reading.
 
 
Henry Parker was born in the St Pancras area of London on 27 June, 1860 and was christened Henry Deacon Hillier (or Hillyer) Parker. His parents were Thomas, a draughtsman and lithographer and Lucy Parker. The family lived in Gillies Street, St Pancras.
 
He studied at the St Martin’s School of Art and initially started his working life as an Illustrator for the Illustrated London News. However, by the age of 23 he had become known as a landscape painter. He married Charlotte Eliza Wilson in June, 1888 and together they had six children. His son Frederick became a draughtsman. He spent most of his adult life in Tottenham living at Elmer Road and later 13 Somerset Road. He died in London on 12 June, 1930.
 
Parker mainly painted rustic views of the South East of England, in Surrey, Sussex and Kent as well as views of the Thames. He also painted in Worcestershire and Wales. As well as signing his paintings Henry H Parker, he also painted under the pseudonyms of H D Hillier and possibly HD Hillyer. It is believed he used a pseudonym because of contractual obligations to a London gallery. In addition to being known as Henry Hillier Parker, he is also sometimes referred to as Henry Hillingford Parker.
 
His style, with its quick and impressionistic brush strokes has often been compared to B. W. Leader. Like many of his contemporaries, he concentrated...
Antique #SA1003967, showcased on this page, originates from 1900. For historical context, the timeline below highlights the period when it was made:
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