Sketch by
A Healey Hislop

Christmas Greeting

sent to Edinburgh from a German Prisoner of War Camp

Picture

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1915 Sketch

Christmas Greeting based on a sketch by A Healey Hislop, 1915

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Jens Hislop, nephew of A Healey Hislop

Picture

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1916 Christmas Postcard

sent to me with 'Message 4' below

     1916 Christmas Postcard featuring a painting by Andrew Healey Hislop

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to John Taylor 

 

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   Christmas Greeting based on a sketch by A Healey Hislop, 1915

    A 1916 Christmas Postcrd designed by Andrew Healey Hislop

 

Message

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Jens Hislop

Haworth, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England

Jens Hislop, nephew of the artist A Healey Hislop who drew this sketch, told me the details below about the artist and his sketch.

Artists

To his family, Andrew Healey Hislop (1887-1954) was known as Andrew, but as an artist, he was known as A Healey Hislop.

He taught art and married one of his students, Margaret Ross Grant, who painted in oils.    On marriage, she became known as Margaret Hislop, and painted professionally under that name. She was later elected RSA.

A Healey Hislop produced etchings, sketches, including a series of 'people-less views' in Paris, watercolours and oil paintings.  He was elected President of the Society of Scottish Artists.

Jens Hislop is keen to discover which paintings by A Healey Hislop and his wife have sold at auction and how much they  sold for.

World War I

A Healey Hislop was unfortunately on a painting tour of Germany at the outbreak of hostilities in 1914.  He was rounded up, along with other foreign civilians and interned  in Ruhleben Civilian Internment Camp, a Prisoner of War Camp near Berlin for the duration of the war.

Facilities at the camp included musical instruments - the camp had an Opera Company - and a printing press.  A Healey Hislop became Art Editor of the camp's magazine.

Christmas Greeting

This sketch of the camp by A Healey Hislop, was sent as a  Christmas Greeting  on behalf of and signed by those citizens of Edinburgh who had been interned in the camp. 

The Christmas Greeting was sent to Edinburgh City Chambers and was addressed to the Magistrates and Citizens of Edinburgh.  It was reproduced in Edinburgh Evening News in January 1916:

Christmas Greeting

     Christmas Greeting based on a sketch by A Healey Hislop, 1915

I'm surprised that such a sketch got through the censors and reached its destination in Edinburgh.  Note the barbed wire border around three sides of this sketch !

Where is it Now?

Jens Hislop recently contacted City of Edinburgh Council in an attempt to locate the original of this sketch.  Unfortunately, it has not yet been found.

Acknowledgement:  Jens Hislop, Haworth, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England:
email, 26 October 2011 + 'phone call, November 1, 2011

Reply to Jens?

If you have any information that you think might be of interest to Jens, please email me, then I'll pass on your message to him.

Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  November1, 2011

 

Message

2.

Jens Hislop

Haworth, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England

Jens Hislop added:

Signatures

"My uncle Andrew Healey Hislop, the artist, is the first signatory on the this card.  His signature is immediately below 'XMAS 1915'.

     Christmas Greeting based on a sketch by A Healey Hislop, 1915

I also knew another of the signatories, J. Edgar G. Burgoyne at the top of the right-hand column. 

He was Deputy Rector of the Royal High School of Edinburgh when I was there as a pupil from 1952 to 1958.   He was a great guy.  We referred to him as 'The Dep.' or as 'J. Edgar G' 

He would have been about 125 years old by now!

Jens Hislop, Haworth, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England: November 1, 2011

 

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3.

Jens Hislop

Haworth, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England

Jens Hislop added:

Signatures

"My uncle Andrew Healey Hislop, the artist, is the first signatory on the this card.  His signature is immediately below 'XMAS 1915'.

     Christmas Greeting based on a sketch by A Healey Hislop, 1915

I also knew another of the signatories, J. Edgar G. Burgoyne at the top of the right-hand column. 

He was Deputy Rector of the Royal High School of Edinburgh when I was there as a pupil from 1952 to 1958.   He was a great guy.  We referred to him as 'The Dep.' or as 'J. Edgar G' 

He would have been about 125 years old by now!

Jens Hislop, Haworth, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England: November 1, 2011

 

Message

4.

John Taylor

California, USA

Thank you to John Taylor for sending me another Andrew Healey Hislop picture from during World War I.

John wrote.

Christmas Postcard

"You may be interested in this 1916 Ruhleben Christmas Postcard designed by Healy Hislop:"

    A 1916 Christmas Postcrd designed by Andrew Healey Hislop

John Taylor, California, USA:  May 30, 2014

 

Message

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Jude Beggs

Chiswick, West London, England

Thank you to Jude Beggs for writing to tell me about a copy of the Healey Hislop Christmas 1916 card that she has acquired from Ruhleben, Berlin, and for sending me scans of the front and back of the card.

The front is the same as illustrated at the top of this page.

Here is the back of the card:

1916 Christmas Postcard

Back of the Postcard

The back of a Christmas Postcard, 1916, by Healey Hislop

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Jude Beggs, Chiswick, West London, England

 

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