Oil on canvas, signed
14 x 24 in.
Henry Redmore (1820-1887), a predominantly marine artist, was born in Kingston-on-Hull in 1820. He was influenced by Hull artist William Anderson (1757-1837) and the Dutch Greats of the 17th century. Redmore probably studied for a time under John Ward (1798-1849). He worked almost exclusively with an agent, James Eyre Jackson, and exhibited in London in 1871. He later wrote that he found the exhibition experience “personally distasteful”.Many of Redmore's works depict shipping in the Humber estuary, off the Yorkshire coast, Whitby and Scarborough. He was known to have painted in Torbay and in and around the West Country.Redmore also visited Holland and Germany. The Ferens Art Gallery in Hull hold a large permanent collection of his work. Other museums include Scarborough, and the Pannet Art Gallery in Whitby. Redmore was represented in the 1951 Festival of Britain Exhibition.