HENTON, George Moore

1861 - 1924

George Moore Henton, was born at Leicester on 2 January 1861, only child of George Henton (23 February 1834-1 February 1888), a banker's clerk, and his wife Sarah Elizabeth née Pank, who married at Peterborough in 1858. In 1871, a 10 year old, living at Lincoln Street, Leicester with his parents, 37 year old George and 41 year old Sarah, and they retained two indoor servants. George studied at Leicester School of Art and became a professional artist mainly in watercolour. He specialised in genre and architectural subjects and his exhibits include 'The Long Walk, Eton College' and 'Peterborough Cathedral'. He also exhibited ten works at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours and was a member and prime mover in the Leicester Society of Artists. He exhibited a watercolour at the Bury & West Suffolk Fine Art Society in 1882, 'View of Mustow Street, Bury St Edmundís' and also illustrated 'Stretton' by Henry Kingsley (London 1897). In 1911, a 50 year old unmarried, painter artist on private means, living at Victoria Road, Leicester with his 81 year old widowed mother Sarah. He died at Charnwood House, Victoria Road, Leicester on 21 April 1924, he left an estate of some £50,000.





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