DAVY, Henry George Gibson

1826 - 1903

Henry George Gibson Davy was born at Southwold, Suffolk on 1 April 1826, son of Henry Davy and his wife Sarah Bardwell, daughter of Southwold bookseller James Bardwell (1772-1829), who married at St Peterís church, Ipswich on 30 November 1824. Probably taught art by his father and in 1861 Ďa portrait painter in oilsí, lodging at a boarding house at Queen Street, Oldham, Lancashire and was a painter in oils. He married at Halifax, Yorkshire in 1863, Martha Sutcliffe (1831-1885), when described as a traveller in the wine trade. On 1 July 1891, when living at Halifax, together with his partner Alfred Scarth of Headingley, Leeds, as wholesale spirit merchants, applied for a licence to sell spirits from their new premises at Albion Street, Headlingley, Leeds. In 1901, he was living at 19 Milton Place, Halifax as a wine merchant, together with his 23-year-old daughter Sarah, his son Arthur had died in 1881, aged 3, and they retained a servant. A member and contributor at the Halifax Art Society and despite his description preferred working in landscapes to other subjects. Henry George Gibson Davy died at 19 Milton Place, Halifax on 22 July 1903.

The illustration of a '17th Century Barn' has been incorrectly attributed to his father Henry Davy, who never painted in oil.

Halifax Art Society Exhibits
from Milton Place, Halifax
1898/9 58 River Scene, Barrow-on-Trent
         60 Lake Lothing, Lowestoft, Wherry Men quanting to the Lock
         64 The Waveney at Beccles, Suffolk
         66 Corner of Oulton Road, Suffolk
         84 Old Farmstead, Oulton, Suffolk
         87 Pope's Farm, Lowestoft
1890 9 The River Trent at Swarkstone, Notts.
         52 Early Spring: Scene on the River Sow, Great Bridgeford, Staffordshire
         61 Scene at Burton Joyce, Notts.
         69 River Scene, near Norwich, Wherries coming down

Works by This Artist