Charles Augustus Henry Lutyens, 1829-1915, Oil on Canvas, Horses & Cattle at Pasture c1875. A wonderful large oil in its original frame.
Charles Augustus Henry Lutyens, 1829-1915, Charles Augustus Henry Lutyens (CAHL) was a member of an illustrious family with numerous connections to the British Army. His parents were General Charles Lutyens (1773-1848) and Francis Jane Fludger (1789-1850) who married on 6 May 1824. His father was appointed Deputy Commissary General of the Army, a civilian appointment, responsible for military procurement. He also served on the staff of General Moore in the Peninsular campaign and wrote an impressive journal recording the horrors of the ill-fated Retreat on Corunna escaping from Napoleon’s general, Marshal Soult.CAHL married Mary Theresa Gallwey in Montreal Canada in 1852. Mary was born in Killarney in 1833 and died in Surrey in 1906. She was the sister of Sir Thomas Gallwey the Governor of Montreal. She was a deeply religious woman with few interests outside her evangelical faith. Mary bore Charles 13 children including the celebrated architect Sir Edwin (Ned) Landseer Lutyens.
CAHL was a close friend of Sir Edwin Landseer hence the names given to his architect son. He was an infantry officer serving in the XXth Foot which later became The Lancashire Fusiliers, an artillery officer and later a sculptor and painter of portraits, animals (particularly horses) and a painter of sporting scenes – racing and hunting.
He exhibited between 1861 and 1903, showing at the Royal Academy, Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, British Institution, Grosvenor Gallery, Dudley Gallery, Royal Hibernian Academy, Manchester City Art Gallery and Society of British Artists which elected James Whistler its President in 1886. He was a member of the Burlington Fine Arts Society and supported Whistler when he was expelled in 1867.
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