JUTSUM, Henry

1816 - 1879

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 in 1843 elected a member of the New Watercolour Society 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, also exhibiting at the British Institution, but preferring painting in oil and in 1847 resigned his membership of the Watercolour Society. Jutsum exhibited at the Suffolk Fine Art Association [q.v.] in Ipswich in 1850 'The Rabbit Warren' and his 'The Noonday Walk' is in the Royal Collection and was engraved for 'The Art Journal'. Jutsum died at Hamilton Terrace, St John's Wood, London on 3 March 1869, aged 52, he was unmarried. His remaining works in his possession and others collected by him were sold by auction at Christie's on 17 April 1882.






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