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Parker, Henry Perlee (1795-1873) 

Gender: Male

Other names
Smuggler Parker (Pseudonym or nickname)

Functions, occupations and activities
Genre and portrait painter ; born in Devonport, Cornwall, England ; son of the painter, carver and gilder Robert Parker ; married and set up as a portrait painter in Plymouth (1814) ; moved to Newcastle (1815) ; exhibited at the Royal Academy, London (1817-1859) ; member of the Northumberland Institution for the Promotion of the Fine Arts ; co-founded the Northern Academy of Arts with T M Richardson Snr. ; specialised in paintings of smugglers (from c1826) and later became known as 'Smuggler Parker' ; lived in Sheffield (1841-1845) and was drawing master at Wesley College ; moved to London (1845) and died in poverty.


Archival Resources
Number noted: 2

Signed description of two pictures, 2/4/1835
Held at: Edinburgh Central Library
Document reference: BRS/qwN 45/Box (Alphabetical)
Comments: Papers listed

Held at: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Document reference: MS Eng misc e 654

Date of creation: 07 November 2002, 14:42:55