Henry G Gastineau (1791 - 1876)

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Death: Died in Camberwell,London England.
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About Henry G Gastineau

Henry G Gastineau b 1791 d. 17 Jan 1876 in Camberwell,London England.

HENRY G. GASTINEAU (1791-1876) was a topographer and landscape artist. He trained as an engraver and then studied at the Royal Academy Schools, after which he travelled extensively in Great Britain painting the scenery as he went, and spent much time in Wales portraying the landscape and buildings of historic importance.

He was elected Associate to the Old Watercolour Society (AOWS) in 1821 and became a full member (OWS) in 1823. From 1827,  Gastineau worked in Camberwell as a drawing master, where he died on January 17th 1876.

Gastineau's work can be found in the following: The Surrey Tourist (or Excursions through Surrey) - 1821; Excursions in the County of Kent - 1822; and Wales Illustrated - 1829 was published by Jones & Co., Temple of the Muses, Finsbury Square, London.; the prints in this work are extensive, they cover a wide range of views in Wales and meet a high standard. The picturesque scenery within Wales is conveyed well as are the many castles, churches and other buildings of interest. The people in various parts of the country are expressed within their surroundings showing their way of life, therefore, their culture.

Jackson's Oxford Journal (Oxford) Sat 17 Jul 1819 Marriage Mr Henry Gastineau of Camberwell to Mary, eldest daughter Of J. Knaggs Esq. of Rise, Yorkshire.

He was married to Mary Knaggs came from Rise in Yorkshire who d. 1861


and they did have 5 children: 1) John, 2) William, 3) Anne Jane 4) Robert 5) Maria.