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Biography John Emms  [1844-1912]

John Emms was born in Blofield in Norfolk. Based in London as an artist he assisted the well known artist Frederic Leighton  when he visited Lyndhurst to paint a fresco in Lyndhurst Church in 1864.

In 1871 he painted a fresco in Sopley Church and in 1872 he moved to Lyndhurst to live. Later he married, moved back to London and finally moved back again to Lyndhurst in 1888, after developing a career as a sporting artist.

With his connection with the New Forest Fox Hounds he was comission to paint many dog and horse portraits.

He suffered a bleed on the brain in 1902 which resulted in paralyses and pain. He was then able to only paint small dog portraits .

However many were handed over to the Stag Hotel in Lyndhurst and local shopkeepers to pay his food and bar bills! Some of these pictures have resurfaced from relatives of these local businesses.

John Emms died in in Lyndhurst in 1912.

What did John Emms paint?

He mainly painted dog and horse studies including hunting foxhounds and terriers. Some other subjects include Donkeys, Jack Russells, Fox Terrier, Collie, Pug, Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen, Scottish Terrier, Clumber Spaniels, St. Bernard to name a few.

How did he sign his works?

Signs work ‘JNO EMMS’.

Did John Emms work in other media?

Mainly worked in Oil on canvas or board with a very few watercolours.

Where did John Emms Sell?

He sold direct, at art dealers and exhibitions. We have seen some gallery labels and also provenance from auction houses including Bonhams Auctioneers, Sothebys Auction and Christies Auctions.


Southampton Art Society
Royal Society of British Artist, Birmingham
Bruton Ant Gallery
Dudley Gallery
Grosvenor Gallery
Walker Gallery Liverpool
Manchester City Art Gallery
Royal Academy
Royal Society of British Artists
Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours
Royal Institute of Oil Painters.

Related artist : Albert Durer Lucas 

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