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Henry H. Glover

1810 – 1858

English lithographer and watercolourist Henry Heath Glover (c. 1810-1858) emigrated to South Australia in 1848 with his two sons - one of whom, Henry Heath Glover Junior (1828-1904) was also an illustrator and printmaker. Glover's earliest known work produced in the colony - a watercolour titled Corrobaree [sic], South Australia (National Library of Australia) - is dated 1849. It appears that Glover interspersed art with work as a publican and victualler before returning full-time to his profession. During his decade in South Australia, Glover produced 'views' and various Adelaide scenes, examples of which are now held by the State Library of South Australia, the National Library of Australia, the Art Gallery of South Australia, and the State Library of New South Wales. The State Library of South Australia holds another three of his portraits of William Baker Ashton: a watercolour and pen and ink drawing, both c. 1850; and a group portrait titled The Governor and staff at the Adelaide Gaol 1850, which includes a portrait of Ashton's son, Albert Gawler Ashton (b. 1841), who was his father's 'constant companion'. Henry Glover died in Adelaide in March 1858.

Updated 2018