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Pen and Ink Drawings by Devon artist Henry Sandercock Circa 1890 - Bideford

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A selection of pen and ink drawings by Devon artist Henry Sandercock

Themes horses,riding,fishermen with a satirical flavour


 Henry “Ardmore” Sandercock 1833 - 1915 

Henry's ability to draw cartoons, sketch and paint was widely recognized and appreciated. In 1871 Henry's cartoon skills were demonstrated in "Tom Hood's Comic Annual"; this was reported in The Morning Post as "Mr Henry Sandercock tells , pictorially, 'How I served my country and how my country served me' - a very diverting bit of satire and none the less amusing because of its truth". The Bideford Gazette of 3rd May 1877 reported that Henry Sandercock (brother of Mrs Burrow of West Country Inn) had two pictures hung at The Royal Academy. In 1884 Henry's "A Siesta in Bideford Bay" was exhibited in Manchester and was described as "striking and attractive". In 1893 Henry's work was reviewed thus "[his] style is well known, and the three bits of North Devon scenery, demonstrating his ability to deal with lights and shadows of grey and almost cheerless days".

A super piece of North Devon history

7 small drawings in pen and ink and 1 small drawing in pencil and pen (unfinished

largest being 9 3/4" by 4 1/2"

Condition: age wear and age discolouration

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