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Stonehenge by Henry Mark Anthony (1817-1886)

Henry Mark Anthony (1817-1886) was considered in his time the second best British landscape artist after John Constable. He exhibited at many major art institutions and travelled widely, being credited with being one of the first to introduce to Britain the en plein air style of painting advocated by the Impressionists – Monet, Pissarro and Renoir. Working outdoors and direct from nature, he painted on the large scale, introducing into painted landscape melancholic mood, nostalgic feelings, and atmospheric effects often enhanced by the light of dawn or early evening. However, new developments in British art after 1860, and his failure to be elected to the Royal Academy, led to a solitary later career.

The above depiction of Stonehenge and a number of his other works can be seen at Wolverhampton Art Gallery.

 

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