Alexander Hohenlohe Burr

(1835 - 1899)

Accompanied his brother John to London, was in many respects his elder's understudy and, painting kindred subjects in a very similar manner, each produced pictures which might be attributed to the other. As a rule, however, A. H. Burr's colour-schemes were gayer in hue, and pitched on a higher key, and in picture after picture one finds a combination of pinkish-red, citron, or orange yellow, grey-green, and white, which would make it a series of his pictures monotonous. While less anecdotal, perhaps, he was also less inventive that the other, and his handling was softer and less assured.

[Scottish Painting, Past and Present, 1620-1908, By Sir James Lewis Caw, 1908]

The younger brother of John Burr, was born of Scotch parents at Manchester in 1837, where he studied under John Ballantyne and Robert Scott Lauder. He exhibited first in 1856 at the Royal Scottish Society. In 1861 he removed to London. His subjects are never ambitious, being chiefly drawn from scenes in humble life.

[Official catalogue, By Glasgow fine art loan exhibition, 1878]

Painter in London 1861 to death, exhibited 16 pictures at Royal Academy, 1 at British Institute, 9 at Suffock Street, 1 at G. G. and 11 at various galleries 1860-69. Resided at 42 Mimosa St., Fulham Road, London.

[Modern English Biography: (Supplement v.1-3) By Frederic Boase, 1906]
[Clememt and Hutton's Artists, ed. i. 110 (1896)] div