Henry Maliphant [##43033]

Henry was the youngest brother of George [##43030]. He was born on October 6th 1799 in London but was christened in St. Mary’s Church, Kidwelly on January 20th 1804 at the same time as his youngest sister Jane Mary [##43034]. As far as I can tell Henry never married.

Henry was left property in the Will of his father Richard [##42014].
In the Census of 1851 Henry is listed as a visitor at 28 Belle View Street, Swansea.
Henry was said to be 51 years old and his occupation is given as Proprietor of houses.
At this time his sister Elizabeth [##43031], aged 57 was at 49 Oxford Street, Swansea.
She is also a Proprietor of houses; with Elizabeth was her house-servant Louisa French.

At some time Henry must have travelled fairly extensively in Scotland as all his known sur­viving scenes were Scottish.
Six of his painting are in the National Gallery in Edinburgh; it was thought that he was a Scottish artist.

Henry died on April 15th 1859 at Heene Villa, Heene, Worthing when he was fifty-nine years old.
The cause of death was chronic meningitis, unknown serious apoplexy 2 days cer­tified.
The informant was Su .. s (?) Foote, present at death, Henne Villa, Heene.

From : The dictionary of British Watercolour Artists up to 1920. H.L. Mallalieu. Pub. 1976
A painter of views of the Scottish Borders who was active in about 1811. Examples in the National Gallery, Scotland

From : Scottish Watercolours 1740-1940 by Julian Halsby.
Early- nineteenth century painter working in oils and watercolours. His watercolours usually include architectural subjects, drawn with considerable skill and with dramatic use of light and shade.

Images of some of his work