NEAVE, Henry Fortington

1840 - 1892

Henry Fortington Neave was born at Town Green, Wymondham, Norfolk in 1840, eldest son of James Neave, a gardener, and his wife Maria née Fortington, who married at Norwich on 28 February 1840. Henry married at Stamford, Lincolnshire in 1860, Mary Ann Burrows and in 1881, a 40-year-old marine artist, living at 5 Abyssinia Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk with his 39-year-old wife Mary Ann and eldest child 18-year-old Agnes, who were both born at Ketton, Rutland, together with four other siblings, Flora 7, Bessie 5, Alice 2 and newly born Ethel, all born at Great Yarmouth. Henry exhibited at the Ipswich Fine Art Club from 40 St Peter's Road, Great Yarmouth in 1881, two watercolours 'Fishing Lugger Close Reefed, Strong Wind' and 'Great Yarmouth Smacks in a Gale' and in 1882, from 5 Abyssinia Road, Great Yarmouth, a watercolour 'Pilot Cutter Cruising in the North Sea' and the following year from 2 Melrose Terrace, Great Yarmouth, four watercolours 'The Storm', 'After the Storm', 'Fishing Boats in a Gale' and 'Early Morning with a Fleet of Smacks' and from the same address in 1884, two watercolours 'River Side, Great Yarmouth, Herring Boats Making Up' and 'Old Tower in Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth' which seem to be his last showing at Ipswich. In 1891, a 50-year-old artist marine painter, still living at 2 Melrose Terrace, Great Yarmouth with the addition of a further daughter Gladys 5. Henry Fortington Neave died at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk in June 1892, aged 51 and his wife died in 1914.

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