Edward R KING


His painting, Sale of Herrings, graces the front cover of Tovey's exhaustive study (2009) of the social history of St Ives (1860-1930) The Artists and the Community, A Social History.  The Public Catalogue Foundation gives the title St Ives Fish Market for this same painting.  It now hangs in the Guildhall, St Ives.

King's primary address was a moving one for exhibition purposes, and he exhibited regularly at the RA (54), hence his list of titles is long. Tovey suggests that his visit to St Ives which produced the aforementioned painting was brief.  His other addresses, as identified by J&G, are in London (1884 & 1908), Petersfield, Hants (1886), St Ives, Cornwall (1895), Fordingbridge, Hants (1897), Broadstone, Dorset (1898), Parkstone, Dorset (1906) and East Molesey, Surrey (1916).


Painting in oils of figurative and country subjects

works and access

Works include: Tug of war St Ives Harbour (1894); Blessed are they that give to the poor; The Haymaker; Milking Time (all at RA); St Ives Fish Market (oil on canvas)

Access to work: RA, London; Guildhall, St Ives


See J&G and Wood for differing reports


NEA 1888


Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p333)

Johnson & Greutzner (1975) Dictionary of British Artists

Public Catalogue Foundation (PCF) Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly: Oil Paintings in Public Ownership

Tovey (2009) St Ives: Social History (cover painting and refs)

Wood (1995) Victorian Painters