Henry Gales

#36212, b. 1834, d. 1897

by Henry Gales,drawing,1868
Photograph by National Portrait Gallery London - www.npg.org.uk

Individual's Timeline

Birth1834Henry Gales
Death of Mother14 May 1847Mary Church1
Marriagebefore 1871Henry Gales
Death1897Henry Gales

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: Henry was a portrait and landscape painter.

Census details

Some aspects of Henry Gales's life. Wikipedia has an entry for Henry - Gales was born in Acle, Norfolk, England to Daniel Gales and Mary Church (Daniel's first wife). After studying in the 1850s at the Norwich School of Design, he moved to London in the 1860s.

* In 1868, Gales painted The Derby Cabinet of 1867, an oil painting on canvas depicting Prime Minister Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, and his cabinet: Benjamin Disraeli, Richard Temple-Grenville, 3rd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos; Frederic Thesiger, 1st Baron Chelmsford; Henry Thomas Lowry-Corry; Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy, 1st Earl of Cranbrook; Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby; John Pakington, 1st Baron Hampton; Stafford Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh; James Harris, 3rd Earl of Malmesbury; John Spencer-Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough; Richard Bourke, 6th Earl of Mayo; Charles Gordon-Lennox, 6th Duke of Richmond; John Manners, 7th Duke of Rutland; and Spencer Horatio Walpole. The portrait is said to have been painted to a design by John Gilbert. It depicts the cabinet in consultation upon the question of the 1868 Expedition to Abyssinia. The Derby Cabinet of 1867 is in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery in London. See exhibit

* Gales married Sarah Richmond of Tasmania in The Stand, London, in 1869. They had one child, Lilian, born in 1871 in Westminster, London. Lilian died at the age of three in Kensington, London. Gales and his wife divorced in 1896.

* Gales returned to Norfolk, exhibiting with the Norwich Art Circle during 1888 and 1889. His name also appears in Kelly's Directory, which describes him as "private resident, artist of Acle Norfolk.

* In 1897, Henry Gales died in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.

Family of Henry Gales and Sarah (?)


  1. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Acle
    Church     St Edmund
    RegisterNumber     463
    BurialDate     17 May 1847
    Forename     Mary
    Surname     GALES
    Age     50
    FileNumber     30859.