Still Life of Fruit
Still Life of Fruit
Still Life of Fruit
Still Life of Fruit
X6509/X6510

PAIR OF FRUIT STILL LIFES

HENRY ARCHIBALD MAJOR 1829-1902

Oils on canvas 12 x 14 inches
Framed sizes 18 ½ x 20 ½ inches
One signed & dated 1872, one initialed & dated ‘73

Henry Major became a talented still life painter and went on to exhibit 6 paintings at Suffolk Street and he lived in London.

Bibl: Victorian Painters – Christopher Wood

The following biographical information has been provided by John Major, a great-great-grandson of the artist.
It was known within my family that H A Major had been a letter-carrier (postman) in the Lincoln Inns Fields area of London and that he was also an accomplished painter. Further inquiries have revealed that he was a considerable violinist, a writer of farces and dramas, and had acted at the Strand Theatre.

Major is also mentioned in the book titled, Profession of the Playwright British Theatre 1800 – 1900 by J.R. Stephens as being a writer of melodramas for East End Theatres such as
the Soho, Grecian and Britannia, combining the activities of artist, actor, postman and hack dramatist for nearly thirty years, he is said to have gone under the sobriquet of, “ The Postman artist of Lincoln’s Inn Fields”.
Dimensions
Height 12.00 inch (30.48 cm)
Width 14.00 inch (35.56 cm)
External Height 18.50 inch (46.99 cm)
External Width 20.50 inch (52.07 cm)
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