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Sporting Still Life Oil Painting Of Salmon And Trout By Henry Leonides Rolfe


£3,450 | $4,594 USD | €3,909 EUR
Item Number: SA670278
Date of manufacture: 19th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Benton Fine Art
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Henry Leonidas Rolfe
British, (1823-1881)
Still Life of Salmon and Trout
Oil on canvas, signed & dated 1859
Image size: 14 inches x 23.75 inches
Size including frame: 20.25 inches x 30 inches
Provenance: Malcolm Innes Gallery, St James, London
Henry Leonides Rolfe was born in Paris in 1823 to William Edmund Rolfe (1781-1876), an artist and architect and Eliza Rolfe, both British subjects. He was later christened in Hastings where the family settled upon returning to England. Although little is known of his education, it is highly likely he received artistic tuition from his father. He married Selma Cocking on 21 August 1855 and the couple lived with their family in Kensington, London.
Rolfe was a keen angler and began producing still life paintings of fish and fishing tackle and worked out of a studio located at 31 Nicholas Lane, London. He made his debut at the Royal Academy in 1847, regularly exhibiting there until 1874. He also exhibited at the British Institution, Royal Society of British Artists in Suffolk Street, Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts and the Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts in Dublin.
His brother, Alexander Frederick Rolfe (1814-1875), was also an artist and photographer and set up Rolfe's Portrait Studio at 4 Haymarket, London. A photograph of Rolfe by Alexander can be found at the National Portrait Gallery. His sister Catherine Augusta (Kate) Rolfe (1828-1928) also became a painter and married the artist John Frederick Herring Jnr (18201907). In addition to oil paintings, he also painted plaster casts of fish that anglers had caught, including at least one cast made by the pisciculturist and naturalist Francis (Frank) Trevelyan Buckland (1826-1880).
Rolfe died in West Brompton on 29 August, 1881 and was buried in Brompton cemetery. A number of his works are held by the Government Art Collection, Haworth Art Gallery.
The painting is housed in a new, English made gilt frame which is in excellent condition.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 19th Century.


Height = 51.5 cm (20.3")
Width = 76 cm (29.9")
Depth = 4.5 cm (1.8")

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