Edward Henry Corbould, R.I. (British, 1815 – 1906

The Centerbury Pilgrims

“The Canterbury Pilgrims”. Oil on Card. Signed with monogram and dated 1892. 47 x 76 inches.

Edward Henry Corbould, R.I. (5 December 1815, in London – 18 January 1905, in London) was a British artist, noted as a historical painter and watercolorist.

Born in London, he was son of Henry Corbould and grandson of Richard Corbould, both painters. He was a pupil of Henry Sass, and a student at the Royal Academy. In 1842 his watercolor of The Woman taken in Adultery was purchased by Albert, Prince Consort, and nine years later he was appointed instructor of historical painting to the Royal Family. He continued for twenty-one years teaching its members.