Antique Oil on Canvas, Scarborough Harbour Attributed to Henry Barlow Carter
Ready to Hang
Overall Frame Size 880 mm by 620 mm
Canvas Size 785 mm by 530 mm
Carter Henry Barlow 1804-1868.
Henry Barlow Carter was born in Bermondsey South London in 1803 but was living in Plymouth when he first started exhibiting.
Carter then moved to Hull in East Yorkshire and by 1830 was living in Scarborough, where he married his cousin Eliza and started a family.
Working as a drawing master and in a collaboration with a bookseller in Scarborough and illustrated The Guide to Scarborough, as well as twenty views of Scarborough, which were offered to tourists in print form.
He taught his two sons to paint, one of whom, Joseph Newington Carter, went on to become an artist and the other, Henry Vandyke Carter studied medicine, but illustrated the famous Gray’s Anatomy.
In 1862, five years after the death of his wife, he moved to Torquay, where he died of bronchitis in 1867.
He painted principally in watercolours, and a few oils, and scenes of Yorkshire, with his large atmospheric seascapes inspired by J.M. W. Turner. and Peter de Wint, whose work he collected.
He exhibited at The Royal Academy from 1827-1830 and also at the British Institution and Suffolk Street. Look them up in in Gray’s Dictionary.
Scarborough Pier Lighthouse is an active aid to navigation on Vincent Pier in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, owned and operated by Scarborough Borough Council. The lighthouse dates from 1806, but it had to be rebuilt following damage sustained in the German bombardment of 1914.