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Edward Henry Corbould, born in London on December 5, 1815, was a
painter, illustrator and sculptor who concentrated primarily on
watercolours of literary and
historical subjects, which he exhibited with the New Water-Colour
Society from 1837 until 1898. His careful, highly coloured and
unmodelled style, compensated for by direct and simple lighting of
figures, was well suited to dramatizing such subjects as the Canterbury
Pilgrims Assembled at the Old Tabard Inn (1870), Canterbury
Pilgrims Enroute to Canterbury (April 1873, private collection), and
the prize-winning Plague of London for the competition to decorate the
New Palace of Westminster (lithograph, 1849; London, British Museum).
Edward Henry Corbould was a son of Henry Corbould and a pupil of Henry
Sass (1788-1844). He studied at the Royal Academy of London where
he showed more wide-ranging interests than his father or uncle,
George James Corbould.
He worked in watercolour and briefly in sculpture, winning Society of Arts gold medals for Fall of Phaeton, watercolour, 1834, and St George and the Dragon, sculpture, also exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1835. Both works are untraced.
In addition, he designed monumental figures for an unexecuted London
County Council sculpture project for Blackfriars Bridge, 1889.
He died in London on January 15, 1905.
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