Mary Welsh

Henry Edridge ARA


The son of a London tradesman, Henry Edridge (1769-1821) entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1784 aged fifteen. He went on to exhibit miniatures, portraits and watercolour landscapes with his studio attracting many aristocratic sitters, as well as artists and poets. He was a regular guest at weekend country house parties where he would draw portraits of his host’s family. His work is well represented in public collections.

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