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Herbert Menzies Marshall VPRWS RE ROI (1841-1913)


Herbert Menzies Marshall, VPRWS RE ROI (1841-1913)

Herbert Menzies Marshall was one of the most atmospheric of the Edwardian painters of urban topography.

Herbert Menzies Marshall was born on 1 August 1841, the youngest son of Thomas Horncastle Marshall, barrister-by-law, and later Judge of the Leeds County Court. The family lived at 33 Park Square, Leeds, and Outwood Hall, near Wakefield.

Marshall was educated at Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge, playing first-class cricket for the university, and graduating in 1864 with a second-class degree in the natural science tripos. In the same year, he went to Paris for the purpose of studying architecture, and entered the atelier of Charles-Auguste Questel. On his return from Paris in 1867, he became a student of the Royal Academy Schools, and in the following year received the Travelling Studentship for Architecture. Apparently, ‘the result of travelling in Italy and of constant sketching under a bright sun was to weaken his eyesight so much that he was obliged to give up all work for two years, and especially any architectural drawing’ (Plarr 1895, page 570).

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