School of Art

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School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

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Display artist/maker:

Edward Henry Corbould

Born: 1815, UK, England, London   Died: 1905, UK, England, London, Kensington

Painter, illustrator and sculptor. Son of painter Henry Corbould who prepared designs for new stamps. Studied under Henry Sass and as a student of the Royal Academy. He worked primarily in watercolour in a style marked for its bright colours and theatrical lighting, for which he won several gold medals from the Society of Arts. Exhibited regularly at the New Watercolour Society, 1837-98, his ‘Plague of London’ winning a competition to decorate the new Palace of Westminster. Following his father’s footsteps, he also created designs for new stamps. In 1842, Prince Albert bought his ‘Woman Taken in Adultery’, and in 1851 he was appointed Instructor of Historical Painting to the Royal Family. Around 1871 he terminated his Royal services and supported himself by making illustrations for books and weekly magazines

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

Albert the Good PL682 Prints1860s

April Showers PL683 Prints1860s

Gemini, The Twins PL684 Prints1860s

H.R.H. Princess Louise PL680 Prints1860s

Lady-Day PL686 Prints1860s

The Fingers PL677 Prints1860s

The South Sea Bubble PL688 Prints1860s

The South Sea Bubble PL689 Prints1860s

The South Sea Bubble PL690 Prints1860s

The Tragedy of Baike PL678 Prints1860s

The Tragedy of Baike PL679 Prints1860s

The Valentine PL691 Prints1860s

Victoria PL681 Prints1860s

Ye Faire Julie PL692 Prints1860s