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ABEL HOLD (1815-1896)

1815 to 1896, England

Kingfisher

Oil on canvas

signed

25.50 x 30.80 cm    10.04 x 12.13 inches


This skilful painter, principally of birds, was born in Alverthorpe in Yorkshire in 1815 to Thomas and Mary Hold who were Quakers. Abel was one of nine children, six of whom were boys and two of his younger brothers, Tom and Ben, also became artists painting similar subjects to him but in not such a tightly observed style.

He apprenticed as a house painter in Wakefield but seems to...
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