HENRY JOHN YEEND KING
An oil on panel painting by Henry John Yeend King (1855-1924) entitled “Collecting Water” depicting a girl carrying a water jug.
Some other examples of works by this artist are included at the end of the photos.
Frame: Set in a swept giltwood frame.
Signature: Lower right
Provenance: Private collection, Herefordshire
Condition: Painting and frame are both in excellent condition. There are some corrections to rubbing on the edges visible under a blacklight.
Measurements: Painting measures 42 x 31cm and the overall frame 56 x 45cm.
Biography: Henry John Yeend-King (1855-1924) was an English Victorian artist who spent most of his career in London. He painted numerous bucolic scenes with young farm women, either working at their chores or simply enjoying the serenity of country living.
King’s formal education was at the Philological School in London and then at a glass painters, O’Connor’s, for three years. Following that period, he studied painting with William Bromley (active 1835-1888), a painter in London, and then studied in Paris with Leon Bonnat (1833-1922) and Fernand Cormon (1854-1924). The academic training in France was very influential and helped mould his fully matured style of carefully modelled figures, plein-air technique and bold coloration.