Henry Anderton

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Mountain Landscape with Dancing Shepherd, painted between 1650 and 1660

Henry Anderton (1630 – 1667)[1] was an English painter, mainly known for his portraits.

He was a pupil of Robert Streater, at one time a famous painter, and in choice of subjects he followed his master. He painted portraits, landscapes, still-life and historical subjects. He made a tour of Italy, and was employed by the court on his return. In 1665, according to Nagler,[2] he stood in high repute. His most celebrated work was a portrait of Mrs. Stuart, afterwards Duchess of Richmond. His success with this portrait obtained for him a sitting from Charles II and many of his courtiers. There are no engraved portraits bearing his name, and it is supposed that much of his work may have been ascribed to Sir Peter Lely, of whom he was in some way the rival.[3]

Anderton and his wife Dorathy lived in the parish of St Giles-in-the-Fields. Leaving Dorathy a widow, Anderton died between 8 and 21 October 1667 and was buried within the parish.[1]


  1. ^ a b Radford & Morgan 2004.
  2. ^ Georg Kaspar Nagler. Künstler-Lexicon (1872).
  3. ^ Radford 1885, p. 395.


  • This article incorporates text from the article "ANDERTON, Henry" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain.
  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainRadford, Ernest (1885). "Anderton, Henry". In Stephen, Leslie. Dictionary of National Biography 1. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 395.  The entry cites:
    • Walpole, Anecdotes of Painting; Nagler, Künstler-Lexicon, ed. 1872
    • Füssli, Allgemeines Künstler-Lexicon; Redgrave, Century of Painters, 2 vols., and Dictionary of Painters of the English School
    • Bryan, Dictionary of Painters, 2 vols. 1816
    • S.D.U.K. Biographical Dict.;
    • De Piles, Art of Painting, from the French, with an Essay towards an English School, 1706.

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