Robert Huskisson

(Flourished 1820 - 6 October 1861)

Born at Langar, near Nottingham, 1820; died London, 1861. English painter and illustrator. He lived with his brother Leonard Huskisson (fl. 1839-59), who was also a painter, and exhibited landscapes, scenes of rural life and works in the fairy genre for which Richard Dadd, his contemporary, is better known. Only four of Huskisson's paintings and two sketches have been traced but the subject-matter of his oeuvre can be reconstructed from its listing as exhibits at the Royal Academy (1839-59) and the British Institution (1851-8) in London, such as the 'Dancing Doll' (RA, 1838), 'Sunday Morning' (RA, 1842; BI, 1843), 'Troublesome Neighbour' (RA, 1843) and 'Itinerant Performers' (RA, 1844).

A fairy painter of the Victorian era, who did little work and is inspired by the theater to achieve its two most famous paintings: 'Come into yellow sand thesis' in 1846, and 'The Midsummer's Night Fairies' in 1847.

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