The father of the artist Newton PENPRASE. His birth is registered in the first quarter of 1859 in the Penzance Registration District (which includes Madron Parish) as Richard Henry Penrose PENPRAZE.
A painting by this artist, entitled Murdoch House, Cross Street (1897) is in the collection held by Redruth Town Museum.
He married Susan Ann DUNSTAN in 1883 in the Redruth Registration District and is recorded in the 1891 Census for Redruth as a 32 year old, 'Employed Decorative Painter', married with 3 children, born in Madron Parish and living at 7 Blights Row. Mr R H Penprase is mentioned in the 1906 Art Union Exhibition as receiving a cash prize (Cornishman) for an unidentified piece of work. This was also at a time when his son Newton Penprase was studying art at the Redruth School of Art and giving some assistance to his father.
The main occupation of RHPP was in church decoration and restoration.
Drawings, sketches, church restoration
works and access
Art Union Exhibition: 1906
misc further info
Buckman (in son's entry)
Cornishman, 15 Sep 1906, p 6 col 7
Public Catalogue Foundation (2007) Cornwall & Isles of Scilly: Oil Paintings in Public Ownership