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Henry John Yeend King

Epithet: Artist (1855-1924)

Record type: Biographies

Biography: Born in 1855, King was a talented landscape and rustice genre painter who was based in London for much of his life. He studied under William Bromley, Leon Bonnat and Frenand Cormon in Paris, going on to exhibit regularly between 1874-1924 with institutes such as the Royal Academy. He was elected a member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1879 and the Royal Institue in 1886, later becoming vice president. He received formal recognition of his talent in 1898 after his painting 'Milking Time' was bought by the Tate Gallery.

He appears to have visited the Island regularly between 1911 and 1916, staying at Ballaterson Manor in Ballaugh. All of his paintings known to have been created on the Island are of the Ballaugh and Sulby area.

Occupation / profession: Artist

Gender: Male

Date of birth: 1855

Date of death: 1924


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