Edward Henry Wehnert (1813–1868). Household stories (1862) (232 работ)
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Edward Henry Wehnert (1813–1868) was an English-born painter of landscape, genre and historical subjects, now best remembered for his illustrations in books and magazine.
The artist was born in London of German parents in 1813 and christened at St Anne's Church, Soho, on 14 February. He was educated at Göttingen University and received his art training chiefly in Paris, where and in Jersey he resided from 1832 to 1837. While in Jersey he taught John Everett Millais, shortly before the youngster left to pursue his art education in London, and also painted some topographical views. Wehnert then returned to England himself after joining the recently founded New Society of Painters in Watercolours, to the exhibitions of which he was subsequently a constant contributor. Among these was “The Gardener’s Daughter” (1860), which was obviously influenced by the Pre-Raphaelite themes favoured by his former pupil, Millais, with whom he had kept in contact. Among his other close friends were the sculptor Alfred Stevens and the wood engraver William James Linton.
His drawings were all of an historical character, among the best being "Luther reading his Sermon to some Friends", "The Death of Wickliffe", "George Fox preaching in a tavern" and "Caxton examining the first proof sheet from his press". Wehnert's large works, though excellently conceived and drawn, were unattractive in colour and did not readily find purchasers. He was more successful as a designer of book illustrations. Among the many for which he furnished the drawings were Grimm's Fairy Tales (1853); Keats's Eve of St. Agnes (1856); Coleridge's Ancient Mariner (1857); The Pilgrim's Progress (1858); Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales (1861); Robinson Crusoe (1862); and Edgar Allen Poe's Poetical Works (1865).
Wehnert contributed to the Westminster Hall cartoon exhibition in 1845 an allegorical drawing of "Justice". He died at Fortess Terrace, Kentish Town, on 15 September 1868. There is a collection of his work at the Victoria & Albert Museum, for which he also designed a mosaic.
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