Henry Edward Spernon TOZER

Henry Edward Spernon TOZER

Born on 5 December 1864, Sheerness, Isle of Sheppey, Kent (GRO), the son of the artist Henry Edwin TOZER (1838-1913), he often included one or two figures - usually an elderly couple - in his paintings, and is mentioned specifically by Wood as a painter of country life, with a bias towards cottage interiors. 

He was known to have exhibited at Birmingham as well as exhibiting and selling a painting at the Opening of NAG. Addresses used were in Newlyn, Cape Cornwall and St Just in artists' lists, but the brothers are most closely associated with the St Just area of West Cornwall. Nevertheless, HES Tozer died in Thursley, nr Haslemere on 15 November 1955, at the age of 90 (GRO).


Painter of interiors, mainly in watercolour

works and access

Works include: Odd Volumes (c1895); Companions


RA (1); NAG Opening 1895


Bednar Every Corner was a Picture

Census 1891

Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p284)

Hardie (1995) 100 Years in Newlyn/Diary

Johnson & Greutzner

NAG Sales records (see Hardie 2009 for repr); 

Wood Paradise Lost

Wood Victorian Painters (Illus)