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HENRY R. MEASHAM, R.C.A. (b.1844, d.Nov. 1922)
THE YOUNG HOPEFUL     30 Aug. 1893
(PORTRAIT OF ERIC ROBERTS, Conway, North Wales)
Oil/Canvas     26X18
There is evidence that the frame on this picture, though recently regilted, is the original 1893 frame.

Exhibited:
     Corporation of Manchester Art Gallery, Eleventh Autumn Exhibition, 1893
 
Provenance:  Purchased in the 1950s from Newman Gallery, Los Angeles
 
According to the British archives of art at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, this is the only Henry Measham painting known to be in the Western Hemisphere.

LABELS ON REVERSE OF PICTURE:
 
Handwritten, probably in the artist's hand:  
ARTIST - HENRY MEASHAM R.C.A.
26 KING STREET
ADDRESS     MANCHESTER

Adhered to back of canvas:
PORTRAIT OF
ERIC ROBERTS
age 9 years
Son of
WELLSLEY PEEL ROBERTS ESQR
 
PAINTED AUG. 30  1893 BY          
HENRY MEASHAM, R.C.A.      
 
Stamped on the canvas:
PREPARED BY
WINSOR & NEWTON LIMITED
28, RATHBONE PLACE
LONDON, W.
248702