Izaac Henzell

(1854 Sheffield - 1875)

Descended from the Hugenot family De Hensell who settled in Tyneside in 1619. Isaac is first recorded as an artist in Newcastle-on-Tyne in 1841. Shortly after this date he emigrated to Australia with his young nephews, Charles Napier Henry (1841-1917) and Bernard Henry (1845-1913), who later became the celebrated marine artists. However Henzell returned back to England in 1854. He spent most of his working life in the Newcastle area, frequently travelling to London, where he had an address, to show and sell his work. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of British Artists Suffolk Street.


Isaac Henzell, Fishgirl, oil on board, 25x20cm