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Davy, Henry (DNB00)

DAVY, HENRY (fl. 1829), architect and landscape painter, belonging to Ipswich, published at Southwold in 1818 and 1827 different sets of etchings illustrative of the antiquities of Suffolk and the noblemen's seats in the county. He also exhibited three landscape paintings in 1829 in the Suffolk Street exhibition of the Society of British Artists. His works as a practising architect are unknown, and he is now remembered chiefly as the author of the etchings first named, which are carefully and artistically executed, and form an important contribution to the antiquarian lore of the district. His works are:

  1. ‘A Set of ten Etchings illustrative of Beccles Church, and other Suffolk Antiquities,’ 1818.
  2. ‘Series of Etchings illustrative of the Architectural Antiquities of Suffolk, accompanied with an Historical Index, drawn and etched by Henry Davy,’ Southwold, 1827, fol.
  3. ‘Views of the Seats of the Noblemen and Gentlemen in Suffolk, from drawings by Henry Davy,’ Southwold, 1827, fol.

[Redgrave's Dict. of Artists; Graves's Dict. of Artists; Lowndes's Bibl. Man.]

G. W. B.