JUTSUM, Henry

1816 - 1869

Henry Jutsum

Henry Jutsum, was born in London on 11 September and baptised at St Mary Marylebone on 4 October 1816, son of John Jutsum and his wife Elizabeth. Jutsum was educated in Devonshire where he acquired an aptitude for landscape painting and returned to London to further his art studies. In 1839, an apprentice to Norwich School artist James Stark (1794-1859), and devoted himself for some time to watercolour painting, probably due to the influence of the work of another Norwich School artist John Sell Cotman (1782-1842) and Jutsum was also an associate of painter Henry Bright [q.v.]. Jutsum lived for several years 1851-1861 at 6 Prospect Place, Paddington, London with his elder brother Roland Jutsum, who were both described as 'fund holders'. He drew inspiration from nature, frequently in Kensington Gardens and first exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1836 amd in 1843 elected a member of the New Water Colour Society but, preferring painting in oil, in 1847 resigned his membership although in their exhibition in April that year his 'The Streamlet' was considered the best landscape in the exhibition. He also exhibited at the Suffolk Fine Art Association [q.v.] in Ipswich in 1850 'The Rabbit Warren' and in the same year at the West of Scotland Academy 'Ulswater, Cumberland' and 'Rydal Mere, Westmorland' also exhibiting at the British Institution in 1854 'The Rocky Path of a Mountain Burn'. His 'The Noonday Walk' is in the Royal Collection and was engraved for 'The Art Journal'. Jutsum died at his home 88 Hamilton Terrace, St John's Wood, London on 3 March 1869, aged 52, he was unmarried. A sale of 'the remaining works of that accomplished landscape painter, the late Henry Jutsum comprising about 200 pictures and drawings and sketches in oil and water colours' were sold at auction by Christie, Manson & Woods on 15 February 1870.




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