Elhanan Bicknell - Turner Collector - Marcus Bicknell's new paper

Written by Marcus Bicknell on .

elhanan bicknell pose cWhere did Clarence Bicknell's inheritance money come from? What do we know about his wealthy father Elhanan?

I am pleased to let you know that I have finished the full version of my paper presented in short at The Independent Turner Society evening “Two Turner Collectors who were Friends of Ruskin” on Wednesday, 20 November 2019 in London. The paper examines Elhanan's origins, his business, his relationship with Turner and other artists and the way in which his Herne Hill house became a noted private art gallery. The paper is available now for you to download and peruse, along with some other related documents.

Right: Elhanan Bicknell in about 1840

The full version of my paper:
https://www.clarencebicknell.com/…/elhanan_bicknell_turner_…

I have drawn from previously-untapped sources such as; notes by the late Valerie Lester for MARVELS, her biography of Clarence Bicknell; Sidney Bicknell’s hand-written memoirs in the East Sussex Record Office and in the Bicknell family collection; Brian Green’s 2014 paper for the Dulwich Society; Edgar Browne, Phiz and Dickens; Mark Howard’s unpublished, Elhanan Bicknell - Oil Merchant and Shipowner; and previously unavailable 19th century maps of Herne Hill.

The slides I showed on 20th Nov 2019 are available here in pdf:
https://www.clarencebicknell.com/…/elhanan_bicknell_mb_slid…

As my research into Elhanan’s collection continues, details of Elhanan's paintings other than Turner's will be available on our research page. Today, just the Turners are listed:
https://www.clarencebicknell.com/…/elhanan_bicknell_collect…

turner blue righiHere is a link from the Turner in Tottenham site giving a report on the evening including photos of the event and the introductory remarks by Dr Selby Whittingham, Secretary of the Independent Turner Society:
https://www.turnerintottenham.uk/two-turner-collectors-frie…

 

 

Left: J.M.W. Turner 1775–1851 - The Blue Rigi, Sunrise - Watercolour 1842. Bought by the Tate Gallery at Christie’s 6 June 2006 for £5,832,800

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