BASEBE, Henry Cecil

1892 - 1972

Henry Cecil Basebé was born at East Preston, Worthing, Sussex on 27 May 1892, youngest son of Harold Ernest Basebé (1858-1943), a watercolour artist and photographer, and his wife Marion Edith. In 1901 an 8 year old living at 6 Danefield Terrace, Westham, Eastbourne, Sussex with his parents, 43 year old Harold, born St Pancras, London, and 40 year old Marion, a miniature artist, and his two sibling brothers, Ernest Bertrum 15 and Claude Geoffrey 13. He joined the Royal Navy during the First World War A significant early motoring artist working for various manufacturers. Advertisements for Vauxhall, Sunbeam and Wolseley in 'The Motor Owner' magazine 1924; Lanchester advertisement in 'The Autocar' magazine of 10 September 1926; front cover of 'The Autocar' for Wolseley cars on the 22 February 1935 and illustrated the 1935 sales brochure for Wolseley cars and illustrated Vauxhall catalogues. One of these original paintings is signed H le Basebé. In 1939 an 'artist & draughtsman specialising in drawing for the motor industry' living at 92 Islington Row, Birmingham with married Isobel Basebé (born 1 September 1891). He died at Ipswich in 1972.




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