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HENRY, Edward Lamson, artist, born in Charleston, South Carolina, 12 January, 1841. He studied art in New York, at the Philadelphia academy, and in Paris under various masters. He sketched on the James river in 1864. during the civil war, and revisited Europe in 1871, 1875, and 1882, Mr. Henry was elected a national academician in 1869, and has spent most of his professional life in New York city. He has painted chiefly genre pictures, interiors, representing American colonial life, and historical pieces. The first picture by his hand that attracted attention was "Railway Station of a New England Road," and his other works include " Old Corner Cupboard," "Grant's Headquarters at City Point," in the Union League club's collection, New York; "Battle of Germantown, 1777"; "Meeting of Washington and Rochambeau";" The Little Chicks": "A Paris Diligence"; " Waiting for the Bathers " (1879); "In Sight of Home" (1882); "In the Roaring Forties" (1884); "The Home of the Squire" (1885): "The Latest Village Scandal" (1886); and "Who dat For" (1886). His "Old Clock on the Stairs" and "Morning Call in 1800" were shown at the Centennial exhibition in 1876.
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