Henry Perlee Parker
(1795 - 1873)
Henry Perlee Parker was active/lived in United Kingdom. Henry Parker is known for landscape and genre painting.
Biography Henry Perlee Parker
One of the best-known painters working in north-east England during the early nineteenth century, Henry Perlee Parker contributed greatly to the development of the region’s cultural life. While producing a variety of portraits and genre subjects, he became synonymous with scenes of smuggling life.
Henry Perlee Parker was born at Plymouth Dock (now Devonport), Devon on 15 March 1795. He was the son of Robert Parker, a teacher of marine and mechanical drawing to the Royal Navy, who has also been described as ‘a painter, carver and gilder’ (Wood 1978, p 356). Though he worked briefly as both a tailor and a coachman, Parker soon turned to art, painting portraits and producing drawings for his father’s pupils to c
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