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Charles Napier Hemy

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We can help you to sell Charles Napier Hemy original paintings with a free valuation. We are interested in purchasing original oil and watercolour paintings  by Charles Napier Hemy. Clients in the U.K. and worldwide regularly sell Charles Napier Hemy artwork to us. We offer a discreet, reliable service with swift payment avoiding 50% auction value fees taken between buyer and seller.

We are also look for paintings by Thomas Madawaska Hemy [1852-1937]  and Bernard Benedict Hemy [1845-1913]

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Biography – Charles Napier Hemy [1841-1917]

He was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and studied at the Newcastle Art School and at the Antwerp Academy. One of three brothers including Thomas Marie Madawaska Hemy [1852-1937]  and Bernard Benedict Hemy [1845-1913], who were also marine artists.

Early in his career in the 1870s he lived and painted in London but in 1881 moved and painted in Falmouth in Cornwall. During this time he painted many coastal scenes with fisherfolk and some landscapes.

Some of his best paintings are in the Tate Gallery including the London River [1904] and Pilchards [1897].

Hemy died in 1917 in Falmouth Cornwall.

What did he paint?

He painted marine subject including fishing boats in rough seas. Some subjects include St Mawes, Falmouth, Tynemouth, Fishermen, River Thames, Yacht racing, and Lighthouses.

How did he sign his works?

‘C.Napier Hemy’ or ‘C.N.H’.

Did Charles Napier Hemy work in other media?

He worked in mainly in oils and watercolours.

Did he make prints?

We see signed colour prints and some etchings by other artists after his work.

Where did he sell?

He sold direct, at art dealers and exhibitions. We have seen gallery labels and provenance from Agnew & Sons, Frost & Reed, Royal Academy and from auction houses including Bonhams, Sothebys and Christies.


He exhibited at the Tate Gallery, The Royal Academy, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours, RPFA, Agnew & Sons Gallery and the Royal Society of Artists in Birmingham. Hemy also exhibited at Carfax & Co, Connell & Sons Gallery, Dudley Gallery, Fine Art Society, Grosvenor, Glasgow Institute, Walker Gallery Liverpool, Manchester City Art Gallery, Royal Cambrian Academy, Royal Hibernian Academy, Royal Scottish Academy and Arthur Tooth & Sons Gallery.

Related artists : Arthur Briscoe, Charles Dixon & Thomas Somerscales.

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Charles Napier Hemy, Castle Buoy

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