MacBETH-RAEBURN, Henry Raeburn

1860 - 1947

Henry MacBeth Raeburn and his second wife

As Henry Raeburn MacBeth, he was born at Helensburgh, Dumbarton, Scotland on 24 September 1860, son of artist Norman MacBeth (1821-27 February 1888) and his wife Mary née Walker, who married at Barony, Lanark, Scotland on 21 April 1846, and was the younger brother of artist Robert Walker MacBeth (1848-1910). He also painted under the names of Henry Raeburn and Henry Raeburn MacBeth but added his last name to distinguish himself from his father and brother. In 1861, a newly born, living at Battery Place, Rothesay, Buteshire with his parents, 39 year old Norman and 36 year old Mary, and siblings Norman 10, Allan 5 and John 2. By 1871 they had moved to 28 Saxe-Coburg Place, Edinburgh where Henry was at school, studying at Edinburgh Academy and University and at the Royal Scottish Academy, also studying at Académie Julian in Paris. He married his first wife at Hamstead, London in 1884, Isabella Elizabeth McOscar (1862-1929) and in 1891 as H. R. MacBeth-Raeburn, a 30 year old painter, artist & etcher living at 6 Melina Place, Marylebone, London with his 29 year old wife Isabella, born London and a 4 year old daughter Rita. In 1911, as Henry MacBeth Raeburn, a 50 year old artist painter, living at 51 Gowers Street, London with his wife and 24 year old daughter Rita. A printmaker, reproductive engraving, mezzotint and painter, elected an Associate of the Royal Academy on 3 July 1922 and a Member on 14 February 1933 and a senior on 1 January 1936, retiring in 1940. 75 year old Henry married secondly at Kensington Registry Office, London in 1936, his 35 year old pupil and assistant engraver for some eight year, Majorie May Bacon [q.v.] and in 1939 an artist & engraver, living at 33 Southtown Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk with wife Marjorie. A member and exhibitor at the Ipswich Art Club 1943-1945 and in 1943 exhibited three works 'On the Simpton Pass, Switzerland', 'John Shattock after Ben Marshall' and 'The McNab after Raeburn', in 1944 two oils 'Harmony in Blue and Gold' and 'Beauty and the Beast' and in 1945 he exhibited from Walden, Dedham, Essex an oil 'Roses'. Henry died at 33 Southtown Road, Southtown, Great Yarmouth on 3 December 1947.

Works by This Artist