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Henry Bright (1810-1873)

Henry Bright, NWS (1810-1873)

With his free handling and fresh palette, Henry Bright developed a style that proved perfect to capture his home ground of East Anglia. However, as the present example suggests, he was adept at recording a range of landscapes during extensive travels.

The son of a clockmaker and jeweller, Henry Bright was born in Saxmundham, Suffolk, probably on 5 June 1810. However, ‘both his death certificate and gravestone state that he was fifty-nine when he died’ (Fenwick 2004, page 620), which suggests that he was born in 1814. After a local schooling, he began an apprenticeship with a chemist in Woodbridge. Moving to Norwich, he worked for the chemist and soda water manufacturer, Paul Squires, before becoming a dispenser at Norfolk and Norwich hospital.

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