Corbould. I. Henry, an English artist, born in London, Aug. 13, 1787, died there, Dec. 9, 1844. He was considered one of the most accomplished draughtsmen of his time, and devoted nearly his whole life to drawing from ancient marbles in the possession of various private collectors, and of the British museum. The collection in the latter institution occupied him nearly 30 years, and his drawings were in the course of publication at the time of his death. He was also a frequent and graceful designer for illustrated books. II. Edward Henry, an English painter, son of the preceding, born in London, Dec. 5, 1815. He early manifested a taste for art, and between 1835 and 1837 gained gold medals awarded by the society of arts for his "Fall of Phaethon from the Chariot of the Sim," "St. George and the Dragon," and "Chariot Race between Atrides and Antilochus." Soon afterward he was elected a member of the new society of painters in water colors. Some of his earliest pieces, exhibited at the royal academy and elsewhere, illustrated subjects from Spenser's "Faerie Queen." His first large picture was "The Canterbury Pilgrims at the Tabard Inn in the Borough of Southwark," which was followed by a number illustrating scenes from English history and kindred subjects.
In 1842 his " Woman taken in Adultery " was purchased by the prince consort for Queen Victoria. In 1851 he was appointed teacher of drawing to the royal family. He paints exclusively in water colors, confining himself chiefly to figure subjects, and is noted for spirited composition and a peculiar richness of coloring. His picture from Tennyson's "Morte d'Arthur" is esteemed his best work. He excels in pageants and chivalric subjects. He has also painted scenes from the opera and the drama, including portraits of Garcia, Mario, Grisi, and Charles Kean.