In 1892, Ford began exhibiting paintings of historical subjects and landscapes at the Royal Academy of Art exhibitions. However it was his illustrations for such books as The Arabian Nights Entertainments (Longmans 1898), Kenilworth (TC & EC Jack 1900) and A School History of England by C. Fletcher and Rudyard Kipling (Clarendon Press 1911) that provided Ford with both income and fame.His parents were Katherine Mary Justice and William Augustus Ford;his paternal grandfather was George Samuel Ford, a well known bill discounter. His father, (a solicitor by profession) and many of his family were cricketers. His love of the game led Henry Justice Ford to play cricket regularly with the playwright JM Barrie's Allahakbarrie Cricket Club. This in turn led to Ford providing the well-known map of Kensington Gardens in Barrie's'The Little White Bird' He also designed the costume for the character of Peter Pan when Barrie's play was staged in the West End for the first time in 1904. Ford's wide-ranging interests brought him into contact and friendship with many well-known figures of his time, including the writers PG Wodehouse, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and AEW Mason. At the age of 61, Ford surprised his friends by marrying a woman some thirty-five years younger. She was Emily Amelia Hoff (née Rose), a widow whose first husband had been killed in the Battle of Neuve Chapelle in March 1915.
Following the marriage in Kensington Register Office in February 1921, Henry and Emily Ford settled down in Bedford Gardens, Kensington for several years and, in 1927, the couple adopted a child, June Mary Magdelene Ford. The seated model in Henry Justice Ford's painting'Remembering Happier Times', now in the collection of the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery, Bournemouth, bears a strong resemblance to Ford's wife, Emily. We speak French, English, German and Russian. Please leave feedback once you have received the item so that I know it has arrived safely.I will leave feedback in return. Smoke & Pet Free Item. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution. The item "Russian Nesting dolls Matryoshka 3 Henry Justice Ford illustration FAIRY TALE" is in sale since Tuesday, July 3, 2018. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls, Clothing & Accessories\Russian Dolls".
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