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Henry Pidding was a
figure, genre, still life painter, and engraver, who did some works in
mezzotint. Many of his subjects were humorous scenes from
domestic life, which became quite popular. A large painting,
1860, by him was of the gaming rooms at Homburg. He also etched a
series of six illustrations dedicated to The Rival Demons, an anonymous poem dated 1836.
He was born in 1797 in Cornhill, London where his father was a stationer and lottery office keeper.
Pidding was a pupil of Agostino Aglio. Pidding had exhibited 21
paintings from 1824 at the Royal Academy, and 42 at the British
Institute. He became a member of the Society of British Artists
in 1843. He painted humoristic characters, which quickly became
popular. The Leicester Museum has his work The Enthusiastics.
He died on June 13th, 1864 in Greenwich.
Modern English Biography: Henry Pidding
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