Henry Monro

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Henry Monro
Henry Monro (1791-1814), by John Opie.jpg
Henry Monro (1791-1814) (John Opie)
Born (1791-08-30)30 August 1791
London, England
Died 5 March 1814(1814-03-05) (aged 22)
Nationality English
Education Royal Academy of Art
Known for Painting, drawing

Henry Monro (1791–1814) was a British painter, associated with the Monro 'Academy' founded by his father Thomas Monro (1759–1833).

Biography[edit]

According to the History of the Munros,[1] Henry was born in London on 30 August 1791 and educated at Harrow School. He apparently considered joining the Navy and then the Army before finally settling on a career in art, enrolling as a student at the Royal Academy in 1806. He subsequently became the student 'President'.[2] In January 1814 he was "seized with a fatal malady"[1] possible originating as a cold[3] and died less than two months later.

Works[edit]

The following works by Henro Monro are held in public collections in the UK:

Four sketches by Henry Monro are held by the Indianapolis Museum of Art.[11]

The following works were exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1976, catalogue nos 14-31 inclusive:[2]

  • Self portrait (1808) - Black and white chalk on grey paper, 230mm x 180mm
  • Boys playing marbles - Black and white chalk on grey paper, 300mm x 430mm
  • Boys at Marbles - Pastel, 560mm x 405mm, exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1811 (No 337)
  • Hannah Monro (1811), Henry's mother - Pastel, 725mm x 610mm
  • Self portrait (1812) - Oil on canvas, 850mm x 700mm, exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1812 (No 40)
  • Timbered cottage with figures (Bellis's Farm) - Pen and ink with touches of white chalk, 300mm x 420mm, inscribed on reverse "Wednesday July 15th, 1812"
  • The Gardener's Boy - Pen and ink, 215mm x 170mm, inscribed "Monro ft. Feb. 19th, 1813"
  • Portrait of a Lascar in a turban - Pen and ink, 310mm x 215mm, inscribed "...Monro fecit March 6th, 1813"
  • Self portrait - Pen and ink and watercolour, 290mm x 215mm, inscribed "H. Monro fecit July, 1813"
  • Mary Reynett - Pen and ink and watercolour, 210mm x 185mm, inscribed "H. Monro fecit July, 1813"
  • Mad Bett - Pen and ink, 310mm x 210mm, inscribed "HM Augt 3rd, 1813"
  • Edward Thomas Monro, Henry's older brother also known as 'Tom' 1789-1856 - Pen and ink, 280mm x 185mm, inscribed "Monro fecit Augt. 20th, 1813"
  • Dr Thomas Monro and Mrs Monro with other sketches on reverse - Pen and ink on blue paper, 275mm x 180mm
  • Dr Thomas Monro - Pastel, 230mm x 180mm
  • Dr Thomas Monro and his son Edward Thomas - Pen and ink with traces of white chalk on blue paper, 180mm x 150mm
  • Sarah Monro, 'Sally', Henry's younger sister (d. 1880) - Pencil, 215mm x 145mm
  • The Duck Pond - Black and white chalk on grey paper, 255mm x 355mm
  • The Disgrace of Cardinal Wolsey - see above

Other works include:

  • Othello, Iago and Desdemona - exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1813

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mackenzie, Alexander. History of the Munros of Fowlis (1898 ed.). p. 448. 
  2. ^ a b Jefferiss, F.J.G.; Introduction and catalogue accompanying the exhibition Dr Thomas Monro and the Monro Academy held at the Victoria and Albert Museum between February and May 1976
  3. ^ Lee, Sidney, ed. (1894). "Monro, Henry (1791-1814)". Dictionary of National Biography. 38. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 186. 
  4. ^ "Tate Collection | The Disgrace of Wolsey". Retrieved 10 November 2010. 
  5. ^ "National Portrait Gallery - Portrait - NPG 3117; Thomas Monro". Retrieved 10 November 2010. 
  6. ^ "National Portrait Gallery - Portrait - NPG 1653; Thomas Hearne". Retrieved 10 November 2010. 
  7. ^ "Fitzwilliam Museum - OPAC Record". Archived from the original on 12 June 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2010. 
  8. ^ "Fitzwilliam Museum - OPAC Record". Archived from the original on 12 June 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2010. 
  9. ^ "Victoria and Albert Museum - Portrait of Edward Thomas Monro". Retrieved 10 November 2010. 
  10. ^ "Victoria and Albert Museum - Portrait of Sarah Cox, later Mrs Edward Thomas Monro". Retrieved 10 November 2010. 
  11. ^ "Monro, Henry | Indianapolis Museum of Art". Retrieved 12 November 2010. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Sartain, John; Moore College of Art (1817). Annals of the fine arts. 1 (1817 ed.). London, Sherwood, Neely, and Jones et al. pp. 342–346. Retrieved 12 November 2010. 

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