A Scottish painter born at Irvine, on the North Ayrshire coast, on 14th March 1858, as only child of William Hendry (b.1822/1823) and his wife Anne Cowan Fisher (1832–1909), the latter born at Sorn, East Ayrshire, where they had married in March 1857. After his father died and was buried at Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, in October 1859, he and his mother lived with her brother James (c.1845–1913) at 4 Binnie Place, Calton, Glasgow. He continued to do so until moving to London in his mid-forties, his early Glasgow exhibiting addresses being those of his changing studios there. From early adulthood he used ‘Henry’ as his surname, perhaps to avoid family confusions, since there were three other contemporary ‘Hendry’ Scottish painters including a ‘William Hendry’ who exhibited in Glasgow in 1884.

Text source: Art Detective

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