Henry Liverseege Interior Painting - The Recruit /Taking the Kings Shilling - 19th Century, Oil on Paint on Canvas
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 8 images

Henry Liverseege
The Recruit /Taking the Kings Shilling - 19th Century, Oil on Paint on Canvas

About

TAKING THE KINGS SHILLING - BY HENRY LIVERSEEGE. A fine and highly detailed early 19th century genre painting, variously titled The Recruit, Trepanning a Recruit, or Taking the King's Shiling. This subject appears to exist in several inferior incarnations, however our painting is highly detailed, of fine quality and highly likely to be autograph, having been executed by Liverseege himself. Expertly conserved and presented in an antique gilt raking knull frame, this sensitively rendered painting is ready to hang and enjoy. Henry Liverseege (1803 - 1832) The artist was born on 4 Sept. 1803 at Manchester, where his father was employed in a cotton-mill. Neglected by his father, he owed his early education to an uncle, and was encouraged to pursue the profession of an artist, for which he showed an early proclivity. His earliest attempts at painting were in portraiture, but he soon devoted himself to romantic or supernatural subjects. He also excelled as an amateur actor and was devoted to the stage. Some small pictures of ‘Banditti’ exhibited in Manchester in 1827 attracted notice, and about the end of that year he came to London to study at the British Museum, and also to copy the works of old masters at the British Institution. Through some informality in his application, he failed to obtain admission as a student of the Royal Academy. He returned to Manchester in 1828 and resumed portrait-painting, but in that year he exhibited at Birmingham ‘Hudibras in the Stocks,’ and at the Royal Academy in London, ‘Wildrake presenting Col. Everard's Challenge to Charles II’ (now in the possession of Mr. W. Barclay Squire). Liverseege visited London again in 1829, but in 1830 returned to Manchester, where his mother died. He paid one more visit to London, where he was patronised by the Duke of Devonshire. Liverseege suffered through life from ill-health, which produced a nervous and despondent manner; after returning to Manchester in 1831 his health completely broke down, and he died on 13 Jan. 1832, in his twenty-ninth year. He was buried in St. Luke's churchyard, Manchester. Liverseege was a painter of some promise, and his small pictures have much dramatic force, though they show defects of drawing, and have not preserved their colour. Among the best were ‘The Recruit,’ ‘Catherine Seyton,’ ‘The Grave-diggers’ (engraved by S. Smith), ‘Captain Macheath in Prison,’ ‘Benedicite’ (purchased by Charles Heath and engraved in ‘The Keepsake,’ 1833), and ‘Don Quixote reading in his Study.’ A set of thirty-five mezzotint engravings from his pictures was published in 1875, with a portrait engraved from a painting by his friend William Bradley. Another portrait appeared in Arnold's ‘Library of the Fine Arts’ for February 1832. Higher resolution images on request. Worldwide shipping available. Canvas : 14" x 18" / 74cm x 61cm. Frame: 18" x 21" / 92cm x 78cm.

Details

  • Artist
    Henry Liverseege (British)
  • Medium
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    H 18 in. x W 21 in. x D 3 in.H 45.72 cm x W 53.34 cm x D 7.62 cm
  • Gallery Location
    London/Yorkshire, GB
  • Reference Number
    LU58933781921
  • Seller Reference Number
    Internal Ref: 00065
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with you and the seller to reach an optimal resolution. Read more

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity
    Shipping methods are determined by item size, type, fragility and specific characteristics.
    Shipping costs are calculated based on carrier rates, delivery distance and packing complexity.
  • Return Policy

    This item can be returned within 2 days of delivery.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods

About the Seller

5 / 5
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2017
Located in London/Yorkshire, GB
More From This Seller
17th Century Old Master Oil Portrait Painting on Canvas by Caspar Netscher
17th Century Old Master Oil Portrait Painting o...
Caspar Netscher
1660s Portrait Paintings
Oil
Portrait of a Young Lady Playing the Dulcimer. Circle of Caspar Netscher (1639-1684) Highly desirable 17th century portrait of a young girl, perched, full length, upon a flower stre...
Fine Early 18th Century Portrait of a Lady and Child.
Fine Early 18th Century Portrait of a Lady and ...
Michael Dahl
Early 18th Century Portrait Paintings
Oil
EARLY 18TH CENTURY PORTRAIT OF A LADY AND CHILD - FIRMLY ATTRIBUTED TO MICHAEL DAHL. ...
18th Century Portrait of King James I and VI Manner Of John De Critz
18th Century Portrait of King James I and VI Ma...
John De Critz
18th Century Portrait Paintings
Oil
PORTRAIT OF JAMES I OF ENGLAND AND JAMES VI OF SCOTLAND MANNER OF DE CRITZ. An imposing and fine quality 18th century portrait of James I of England and James VI of Scotland. Rea...
17th Century Oil Portrait Painting by Isaac Fuller, English School.
17th Century Oil Portrait Painting by Isaac Ful...
Isaac Fuller
17th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings
Oil
Fine and highly desirable portrait of a Lady in a Back Bonnet circa 1650. Painted by an artist in the circle of Isaac Fuller. Oil on canvas, in an ebonised frame with gilt slip. T...
You May Also Like
Woman (Maya)  in Red Kimono- 21st Century Contemporary Figure Painting
Woman (Maya) in Red Kimono- 21st Century Conte...
Flip Gaasendam
2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings
Oil
'Poems in paint' Flip Gaasendam tells with his paintings where he likes, there, in those places, he paints. His recognizable individual touch, carefully chosen colors, spherical land...
Woman with her Double Bass in Dutch Interior- 21st Century Contemporary Painting
Woman with her Double Bass in Dutch Interior- 2...
Marten Huitsing
2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings
Oil
The paintings of this artist have been part of the collection of Galerie Bonnard since his graduation (2010) at the Classical Academy of Groningen. We know his work well, we follow h...
Antique French Impressionist "At the Opera" Portrait Painting by Dietz Edzard
Antique French Impressionist "At the Opera" Por...
Dietz Edzard
1930s Impressionist Portrait Paintings
Canvas, Oil
Antique impressionist view of an opera by Dietz Edzard (1893 - 1963). Oil on canvas, circa 1935. Signed. Displayed in a black and gold frame. Image, 15"L x 18"H, overall 20"L x ...
Heirlooms, oil painting
Heirlooms, oil painting
Laura Lasworth
21st Century and Contemporary American Realist Interior Paintings
Oil
Heirlooms, 2015-16 oil on wood panel 60 x 47-3/4" Lasworth is known for her sophisticated use of religious, philosophical and personal symbolism. Her work recalls classical all...
Connie in old studio chair
Connie in old studio chair
Max Ginsburg
20th Century Interior Paintings
Canvas, Oil
woman sitting in chair
"Zeno the Fisher", Seaside Portrait in Oil Paint, Circa 1950s
"Zeno the Fisher", Seaside Portrait in Oil Pain...
Gerald Wasserman
1950s Modern Portrait Paintings
Canvas, Oil
Entitled "Zeno the Fisher" this 1950-60s oil on canvas portrait is by Monterey/Carmel artist of Russian descent, Gerald Wasserman (1920-2011). Wasserman studied at the Chicago Art I...
1970s "Concord, Carla" Portrait of a Woman Reading, Oil on Canvas
1970s "Concord, Carla" Portrait of a Woman Read...
Rip Matteson
1960s Modern Portrait Paintings
Canvas, Oil
This 1970 oil on canvas entitled "Concord, Carla" is by Oakland artist Rip Matteson (1920-2011). Matteson was educated at U.C. Berkeley, C.C.A.C, Scuola di Belle Arte in Rome, the Pa...
San Francisco Expressionist Interior, Oil on Canvas, 1949
San Francisco Expressionist Interior, Oil on Ca...
Martin Snipper
1940s Expressionist Interior Paintings
Linen, Oil
This 1949 oil on linen Expressionist interior scene with a hanging lamp is by San Francisco North Beach artist Martin Snipper (1914-2008). Snipper studied at the National Academy of ...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries