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Pair of Portraits - Henry & Sarah Turner by William Salter Herrick

The portraits of Henry Turner (1823 - 1885) and his wife, Sarah (1836 - 1903). Henry Turner was a partner in Spencer, Turner & Boldero, a prominent department store and wholesalers,established in 1840, occupying extensive properties in Lisson Grove and, later, Duke Street and Devonshire Street, and lived in Marylebone.
Provenance by descent through the family.
The artist William Herrick (1807 - 1891) was an acclaimed and fashionable society portrait artist of the day.
The oil on canvas portraits, now displayed in contemporary carved and gilded frames.
English, circa 1850 - 1880
Each: Height 33” (84cm) Width 27” (70cm)
Stock No. 1186

William Salter Herrick (1807 - 1891) was listed in the 1861 census as being an ‘Historical and Portrait Painter’ living in 21 Edward Street, Portman Square. His extraordinary artistry earned him commissions from highly influential clients throughout the country, such as the Scottish physicist, mathematician, astronomer, inventer and principal of St. Andrew’s Universaity, the MP for Carmarthenshire banker David Jones of Pantglas, John Winter Jones, the principal Librarian of the British Museum and Sir Edward Henry Sieveking, knighted by QueenVictoria in 1886 and appointed Physician Extraordinary to His Majesty, King Edward V11, in 1901. Herrick’s works are now represented in the Royal Museum, British Museum, Royal College of Physicians, St. Andrew’s University and the Museums of Warrington and Canterbury. He also painted historical scenes from Shakespeare plays such as ‘Portia “Have Mercy Jew”’ and ‘Ophelia’ “Sweet Bells Jangling out of Tune”’. He exhibited 33 works at the Royal Academy between 1852 and 1880 as well as 7 works at the British Institute between 1857 and 1867.

Henry and Sarah Turner had six children, four of whom were boys. The two girls, Emma Mary (b.1985) and Annie Elizabeth (b.1868 - affectionately known as Nan in the family) were also painted by William Salter Herrick in 1870 at the ages about 5 and 2 respectively.
Inscribed on the reverse W S Herrick and the date 1870, the identity of the sitters has been added later with the information that Emma Mary was to become Mrs. Francis Buxton Smyth.




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Pair of Portraits - Henry & Sarah Turner by William Salter Herrick

The portraits of Henry Turner (1823 - 1885) and his wife, Sarah (1836 - 1903). Henry Turner was a partner in Spencer, Turner & Boldero, a prominent department store and wholesalers,established in 1840, occupying extensive properties in Lisson Grove and, later, Duke Street and Devonshire Street, and lived in Marylebone.
Provenance by descent through the family.
The artist William Herrick (1807 - 1891) was an acclaimed and fashionable society portrait artist of the day.
The oil on canvas portraits, now displayed in contemporary carved and gilded frames.
English, circa 1850 - 1880
Each: Height 33” (84cm) Width 27” (70cm)
Stock No. 1186

William Salter Herrick (1807 - 1891) was listed in the 1861 census as being an ‘Historical and Portrait Painter’ living in 21 Edward Street, Portman Square. His extraordinary artistry earned him commissions from highly influential clients throughout the country, such as the Scottish physicist, mathematician, astronomer, inventer and principal of St. Andrew’s Universaity, the MP for Carmarthenshire banker David Jones of Pantglas, John Winter Jones, the principal Librarian of the British Museum and Sir Edward Henry Sieveking, knighted by QueenVictoria in 1886 and appointed Physician Extraordinary to His Majesty, King Edward V11, in 1901. Herrick’s works are now represented in the Royal Museum, British Museum, Royal College of Physicians, St. Andrew’s University and the Museums of Warrington and Canterbury. He also painted historical scenes from Shakespeare plays such as ‘Portia “Have Mercy Jew”’ and ‘Ophelia’ “Sweet Bells Jangling out of Tune”’. He exhibited 33 works at the Royal Academy between 1852 and 1880 as well as 7 works at the British Institute between 1857 and 1867.

Henry and Sarah Turner had six children, four of whom were boys. The two girls, Emma Mary (b.1985) and Annie Elizabeth (b.1868 - affectionately known as Nan in the family) were also painted by William Salter Herrick in 1870 at the ages about 5 and 2 respectively.
Inscribed on the reverse W S Herrick and the date 1870, the identity of the sitters has been added later with the information that Emma Mary was to become Mrs. Francis Buxton Smyth.

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