Edward Henry Corbould - Eldon Road, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 29.872 W 000° 11.171
30U E 695306 N 5708946
Quick Description: This larger than normal, blue, square plaque is on the wall of a private house in Eldon Road, west London.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/3/2012 12:30:03 AM
Waymark Code: WMF0MW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member miatabug
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Long Description:

The address of the property is in Victoria Road but he plaque is seen in Eldon Road. It reads:


Edward Henry
1815 - 1905
Art Tutor
to the children of Queen Victoria
Lived Here


The Cambridge Art Gallery website (visit link) tells us about Corbould:

"Edward Henry Corbould was born into an artistic family, his father and uncle having both been painters and illustrators. He was a pupil of Henry Sass (1788-1844) and studied at the Royal Academy Schools in London. His early career was decorated with two gold medals from the Society of Arts: one for "Fall of Phaeton" (1834), a watercolour, and one for a sculpture of "St. George and the Dragon" (exhibited RA 1835).

Despite an early flirtation with sculpture, Corbould’s specialty throughout his career would be the medium of watercolour. He concentrated on literary and historical subjects, imbuing them with a chimerical and almost dreamlike quality. His style is marked by bright colours, fluid and unmodeled figures, and theatrical lighting.

Between 1837 and 1898, Corbould exhibited regularly at the New Water-Colour Society. His "Plague of London" was the prize-winning entry in the competition to decorate the new Palace of Westminster; a lithograph of the piece is now in the British Museum. This triumph did not go unnoticed. In 1842 Prince Albert himself purchased Corbould’s "Woman Taken into Adultery," still in the Royal Collection; and in 1851 Corbould was appointed Instructor of Historical Painting to the Royal Family. In 1861, upon the Prince’s death, Corbould produced a sketch of his head and shoulders for the grieving Queen Victoria. In 1871, Queen Victoria commanded the exhibition of Corbould’s "Marriage of Sir Nigel Bruce and Agnes of Buchan". Shortly afterwards Corbould left the service of the Royal Family, returning to exhibit at the Royal Institute of Painters in Water-Colour. He turned increasingly to the lucrative field of book illustrating, providing celebrated images for volumes of the work of Spenser, Scott, Milton, and others. His illustrations also graced the pages of several London magazines, including the Illustrated London News. In addition, like his father Corbould also created designs for new stamps."

Blue Plaque managing agency: Unknown

Individual Recognized: Edward Henry Corbould

Physical Address:
Eldon Road
London, United Kingdom

Web Address: [Web Link]

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