Hercules Brabazon Brabazon
(1821 - 1906)
Hercules Brabazon Brabazon was active/lived in England, United Kingdom, Europe. Hercules Brabazon is known for atmospheric watercolor landsape and figure painting.
Biography Hercules Brabazon Brabazon
Hercules Brabazon Brabazon (born Hercules Sharpe, 1821-1906) was the youngest son of an Irish aristocratic family with estates in Ireland and Britain. Trained at Cambridge University, HBB inherited wealth, lands and titles upon the death of his older brother (in 1847) and father (in 1858). He spent the remainder of his life summering on the Riviera, with occasional trips to North Africa, the Middle East, and India. As a wealthy amateur musician and painter, he knew Franz Liszt and J.S. Sargent. An early member of the New English Art Club*, he held his first one-man exhibition in 1892 at the age of 71. In the words of Sir Frederick Wedmore, he was "a country gentleman, who at seventy years old made his debut as a professional artist, and str
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