Percy Carpenter

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Percy Carpenter
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Percy Carpenter
Born 1820
Died 1895
Nationality British
Education Royal Academy
Occupation Painter
Parent(s) William Hookham Carpenter and Margaret Sarah Carpenter

Percy Carpenter (1820-1895), son of artists William Hookham Carpenter and Margaret Sarah Carpenter,[1] was a painter active in the mid-19th century.


Carpenter studied painting in the British Royal Academy and exhibited there, and at the British Institution ca. 1841-1842. From 1851 to 1858 he worked in Asia, producing works exhibited in the National Museum of Singapore and the Royal Academy.

In 1859, he was in India, where he produced works now exhibited in the India Office Library and published in books. In 1861 he published "Boar Hunting in India" which included "The Charge" (see illustration).[2] Like his father, he also served as a Keeper of Prints at the British Museum.[3][4] He was a friend of art critic, illustrator, and director of the British National Portrait Gallery, Sir George Scharf.[1]



  1. ^ a b National Portrait Gallery, London: Percy Carpenter portrait, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Carpenter, Percy. "The Charge !861". "Hog Hunting in Lower Bengal" by Percy Carpenter, published by Day and Son, lithographers to the Queen, W Thacker & Co, London, and Thacker, Spink & Co, Calcutta. Day & son. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Christie's fine art auctioneers: ''Percy Carpenter (mid 19th Century), Lot Notes''". 1995-06-16. Retrieved 2013-04-27. 
  4. ^ "n.d. (accessed 4 Dec 2010)". 1997-05-22. Retrieved 2013-04-27.