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Artwork by Henry Stanier

Christopher Wood's Dictionary of Victorian Painters

Henry Stanier
Genre and flower painter. Lived in Birmingham, but was for a time Vice-Consul in Granada, Spain. Exhibited at Society of British Artists 1860-64. Painted historical genre, flowers and Spanish views. "A bird's nest, with bluebells and may blossom" sold at Christie's 6 May 1970 for £105

Illustrated Catalogue (with Descriptive Notes) of the Permanent Collection
City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Henry Stanier was an artist ot one time well-known in Birmingham. When a young man he was a constant contributor to local exhibitions, and shoed much promise, especially in architectural subjects and still life, from his facility of free and “dashing” drawing, and a decided feeling for colour. Towards the end of his life, partly on account of his health, he took up his residence at Granada, in Spain, and at a later period was appointed English Consul for that city and district. The famous Moorish palace of the Alhambra, the chief glory of Granada, was the object of his special solicitude. He studied it lovingly and carefully in every detail, sketched and painted it under all aspects, and occasionally sent home drawings of it which showed power, and were greatly appreciated. He died in 1892.

Water-colour drawing, 2ft. 5¼ in., high by 1 ft. 8¾ in. wide.
Bequeathed by Dr Schofield
Water-colour drawing, 1ft. 4½ in., high by 2 ft. 3 in. wide.
Bequeathed by Dr Schofield

Works Exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists, 1824-1893

Assurance Buildings, Moor Street, Birmingham

The love bird. £20 (71)
The cavalier. £10 (210)
The gleaner. £10 (313)
241 Bristol Street, Birmingham
A cavalier. £5 (364)
A ticklish subject. £10 (670)
Flowers. £5 (943)
The language of flowers. £10 (431)
The lost bouquet. £5 (467)
A Welsh interior. (wc) £8 (770)
A cottage and mill - Betws-y-coed. (wc) £10 (891)
Dessert. £5 (152)
A Turkish divan £5 (479)

Pintores románticos ingleses en la España del XIX

( English romantic painters in Spain in the 19th Century )

Henry Stanier (active between 1854 and 1886)

Genre and flower painter (oils and watercolour), Stanier was born in Birmingham, and for some time held the position of vice-consul in Granada. Later he exhibited at Suffolk Street (1860-1864) 12 spanish scenes. He also exhibited 2 other works at other galleries. His work is represented in York Museum.

During his stay in Spain, Stanier painted:


His picture "The Colossi of Memnon, South of the Valley of the Kings at Sunset: The Pyramids from across the Nile in Moonlight" was included in an auction of Fine 18th, 19th and 20th Century European paintings and works of Islamic interest at Sotherby's on 19 April 1978.


Scene of Granada

Image size 70cm × 51.5cm.

Dawn, Alhambra, Granada

An Oasis

Painted in 1866, and said to be one of a pair,
the other having at one time been on display in Wolverhampton Museum.


Watercolor on paper.
Image size is 19¾ × 12¼ inches, Full size is 22 × 12 inches.
Signed, titled and dated 1892 lower right

Sold for $2750 on eBay in May 2004.

above Signature

below Detail

Boy with Two Horses

Image size 74cm × 112cm.
Sold for 390 Euro on eBay in 2005.

The Writer

Image size 91cm × 71cm.

Alhambra from San Nicolas

In the Harem

A View of Granada

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