Date of Birth: 1843
Date of Death: 2 March 1929
He was an etcher of landscapes (for instance, Salisbury, Long Bridge.
He was also an important collector (for instance, Fishing Boats and a
Rowing Boat approaching a Steamer off the Isle of Wight, 1827, pen and
wash, was bought for Heseltine by the print dealer Noseda (who also bought
prints by James McNeill Whistler) at the Thomas Greenwood sale at Christie's, London, 12-13
March 1875 (230), for 7 guineas; it and was eventually sold at Heseltine's
sale, Sotheby's 25 March 1920 (183), and bought by Gooden for £100 for
William Lever, First Viscount Leverhulme).
Heseltine was a member of the Arts
Club from 1868 to 1892.
He lived at 196 Queen's Gate from 1877-1925, and at Eaton Square from
1925 until his death. Norman Shaw designed his country house, Walhampton
House, Hampshire, as well as 196 Queen's Gate.
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. 1507, 1508;
Thieme, Ulrich, Felix
Becker, and Hans Vollmer, Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von
der Antike bis zur Gegenwart, 1960;
Survey of London. The
Museums area of Kensington and Westminster, London, 1975, pp. 331-333;
Sources of information:
(Both sources accessed 2004)
indebted to the information at
which is incorporated in the above. Enquiries
in respect of his connection with Whistler
The following are links to other sites where his pictures
are featured (correct as
at 12th November 2004):
Thieme-Becker XVI (1923), 573; Vollmer VI (1962), 51. – Printed in brown
on toned strong hand-made paper. – According to Leporini (erroneously
"1843-1912") Heseltine was besides Esdaile "the greatest collector of
drawings in England since Lawrence". – Thieme-Becker:
" Money-broker by profession he came as collector to the
art educating himself autodidactically in the etching (since 1862/63).
Exhibited 1869-1916 frequently in the Royal Academy. H. has worked a long
series of landscape etchings with motifs from England, France and Italy.
He loves vast spaces and surfaces of water and depicts with pleasure
unpretentious motifs, river banks, isolated farms ... The practice is
skilful, but a little dry. "
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