He belonged to a group of artists known as the “Burnham Group”, a colony who settled at Burnham Beeches in Buckinghamshire. Although prolific in his output, Hider rarely exhibited. He died in 1933 at the age of 72.
He was a landscape painter specialising in coastal and port scenes.
Webb is renowned for his paintings of rocky shores and famous old castles and in his lifetime he exhibited 29 paintings at the Royal Academy and 37 at the British Institute between 1850 and 1888.
Hemy also did some illustrative work, notably in the 1880s, when he drew excellent pictures to accompany travel articles around Britain. He also produced historical paintings and landscapes, but more or less confined himself to sea, coast and fishing scenes after his move to Falmouth.
Bell was a painter and illustrator and in 1888 a member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club in which year he exhibited three paintings ‘The River Blyth’, ‘Return of the Haymakers’ and ‘The Landing Place’ and was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy from 1879; the Royal Institute of Painters in Oil Colours and the Royal Institute of Painters in Water-Colour.
While attending law school, he also took courses at the École des Beaux-Arts of Douai and became a student of Pierre Billet. It was there that he met the painter Adrien Demont, the son-in-law of Jules Breton and at the age of 22 he started exhibiting peasant genre and landscape scenes in Douai and Paris.
Sheridan Knowles was a London genre painter in both oils and watercolour. He was educated at the Manchester College of Art and then the Royal Academy. He exhibited widely, in particular at the Royal Academy and the British Institute.
Hercules Brabazon Brabazon was famous for his impressionist style watercolours of landscapes and seascapes. Born in Paris to English parents, he was educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he read Mathematics.
The Tate Gallery has a collection of his works and he is also represented in various provincial art galleries.
John Robertson Reid was born in Edinburgh and studied at the Royal Scottish Academy schools before moving to Cornwall and later London. Reid’s subjects – field workers, humble people – were similar to those of Bastien-Lepage, but his handling of the paint was more dynamic and reflected his training in Scotland.