Henry John Boddington (1811-1865)
Oil on Canvas, 72 x 51.5cm / 87 x 66cm
Henry John Boddington was the second son of Edward Williams (1781-1855), and a member of the infamous family of British Painters. On marrying his wife Clarissa Doddington, he took her family name as his. After a few years of struggle and great poverty, Doddington became a very successful artist working in the Tames area and becoming sought after for his scenes of Surrey land and riverscapes. He first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1837 and from then on until his death. He also exhibited at the Society of British Artists, Suffolk Street. He painted in Wales, Scotland and Yorkshire.
Henry John Boddington is representative of the Victorian era of genre and landscape artists, well known, collected and well represented in many private and museum collections.