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Joshua Hutchinson Hutchinson, ca 1829 - d.1891

Nationality: British
Date of Birth: 1829 ca
Place of Birth:
Date of Death: 1891.05.15
Place of Death: Paddington, London

Identity:

Joshua Hutchinson Hutchinson was a stockbroker, and a collector. He died before his wife, Louisa Henrietta Hutchinson, who was his executrix.

He died at the age of 62, at his home at 42 Lancaster Gate, Hyde Park, after a brief illness, of broncho pneumonia and cardiac failure. Although he is sometimes referred to as Joshua Henry Hutchinson, His death certificate and legal documents in 1891 give his name as Joshua Hutchinson Hutchinson. The death was registered by his nephew, Edward Burdett.

Life:

Hutchinson was included on a list by JW that may have been a guest list for his 1874 Pall Mall exhibition or a subscription list for his Venice etchings as envisaged in 1876.

In May 1878 when he was nominated to The Arts Club (of which JW was occasionally a member); however, his application was withdrawn.

Hutchinson owned r.: Riva, Venice; v.: Heads and hats (M.734), Santa Maria della Salute (M.735), The Large Pool (M.736), Study for 'The Beggars' (K194) (M.864), Design for a Mosaic (M.1226), The Japanese Dress (M.1227), Sketch (M.1327), Street scene (M.1589) and Doorway in Ajaccio (M.1690), which were obtained through the agency of Messrs Dowdeswell. He also had a large collection of etchings, including Long House - Dyer's - Amsterdam (K.406).

Following his death, his etchings fetched a good price at Christie's in London on 24 February 1892 (#09676).

Bibliography:

GRO death certificate, Sub-district of Saint John, County of London, 1891; Times, London, 27 August 1891, p. 1; Lugt, Frits, Les marques de collections de dessins et d'estampes: marques estampillèes et écrites de collections particulières et publiques; marques de marchands, de monteurs et d'imprimeurs; etc..., Amsterdam, 1921, no. 2921; Johnson, J., and A. Gruetzner, Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940, Woodbridge, 1980.