DAVY, Henry George Gibson

1826 - 1903

Henry George Gibson Davy, was born at Southwold, Suffolk on 1 April 1826, son of Henry Davy [q.v.] and his wife Sarah née Bardwell. Probably taught art by his father and in 1861 ‘a portrait painter in oils’, 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 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. He was a member and contributor at the Halifax Art Society and despite his description preferred working in landscapes to other subjects. He 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.

Works by This Artist