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date: 12 December 2019

Huskisson, Robertlocked

(b Langar, nr Nottingham, 1820; d London, Oct 6, 1861).
  • Lewis Johnson

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(b Langar, nr Nottingham, 1820; d London, Oct 6, 1861).

English painter and illustrator. He lived with his brother Leonard Huskisson (fl 1839–59), who was also a painter, and exhibited landscapes, scenes of rural life and works in the fairy genre for which Richard Dadd, his contemporary, is better known. Only four of Huskisson’s paintings and two sketches have been traced but the subject-matter of his oeuvre can be reconstructed from its listing as exhibits at the Royal Academy (1839–59) and the British Institution (1851–8) in London, such as the Dancing Doll (RA, 1838), Sunday Morning (RA, 1842; BI, 1843), Troublesome Neighbour (RA, 1843) and Itinerant Performers (RA, 1844).

Huskisson’s earliest extant work, Come Unto These Yellow Sands (oil on panel, 1847; London, Maas priv. col.; engraved in the Art-Union, ix, 1 Nov 1847), was not exhibited, perhaps owing to Dadd’s success at the Royal Academy in 1842 with a similar picture of the same title (British priv. col.). Taking their text from ...

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