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Henry Heath

(active 1822-1842), Caricaturist

Artist associated with 9 portraits

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Shaun G.

29 October 2018, 19:10

I have a book of Henry Heath's from 1840 titled Omnium Gatherum. It is of A3 size , because it is 178 years old, worn in places , his observations are still cruelly accurate and very amusing , alas all the drawings are only in black and white but still amazing to look at.

Sue Swinchatt

22 January 2016, 09:38

I believe this Henry Heath was later known as Henry Heath Glover living and working in Australia until his death in 1858. Henry Heath had married my distant cousin Mary Ann Swinchatte in Lambeth in 1827. They already had two sons by then, William and Henry junior (1827-1904) who also later worked as a lithographer in Australia and New Zealand. They had six children before Mary Ann died in 1846, but only three seem to have reached adulthood. In 1849, now using the name Henry Glover, Henry Heath arrived in Adelaide, Australia accompanied by two of his sons, Henry and Sidney. Henry senior became licencee of the Stag Inn in Adelaide and later the three men spent some time on the goldfields of Ballarat and Bendigo.

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