Fradelle, Henry Joseph (DNB00)

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Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 20
Fradelle, Henry Joseph

by Louis Alexander Fagan
His name is given as Henri Jean-Baptiste Victoire Fradelle in the ODNB, which notes the confusion with his son.

FRADELLE, HENRY JOSEPH (1778–1865), historical painter, was born at Lille in 1778, studied in Paris, and afterwards in Italy. He settled in London in 1816, and sent to the Royal Academy in the following year ‘Milton dictating Paradise Lost to his Daughter.’ He then resided at No. 4 Nassau Street, Middlesex Hospital. He also contributed thirty-six pictures to the British Institution, and two in Suffolk Street, between 1817 and 1854. In this latter year his address was 5 Brecknock Crescent, Camden New Town, where he painted the portrait of the son of W. T. Barnes of Rowley Lodge, Shenley, Hertfordshire. This was exhibited at the Royal Academy. The following rank among his best works: ‘The Escape of Mary Queen of Scots from Lochleven Castle,’ engraved by H. Dawe; ‘The Earl of Leicester's Visit to Amy Robsart at Canmore Place,’ engraved by Charles Turner in 1826; ‘Queen Elizabeth and Lady Paget,’ engraved by William Say in 1828; ‘Mary Queen of Scots and her Secretary, Chastelard,’ ‘Rebecca and Ivanhoe,’ ‘Belinda at her Toilet,’ and ‘Lady Jane Grey,’ most of which are in the collections at Petworth, Munich, Holland House, &c. The original drawing, dated 1824, in black chalk, of the picture representing the Earl of Leicester's visit to Amy Robsart is in the department of prints and drawings, British Museum. He died 14 March 1865.

[Redgrave's Dict. of Artists.]

L. F.