Private collection, United Kingdom
William Mellor was a 19th century British landscape artist, best known for his picturesque scenes of rivers and meadows across North Wales, Yorkshire and the Lake District.
Born in Barnsley, England in 1851, Mellor received much of his artistic education from his father’s studio who was also a landscape painter, Joseph Mellor. He lived in Yorkshire throughout his life, residing in Ikley, Scarborough and last of all Harrogate. Although, he also travelled widely across the United Kingdom, being inspired by the vast landscapes. The English countryside especially, offered up some of the most poetic and beautiful landscapes in the world.
In 1876 he married Mary Elizabeth Watson from Ouzlewell Green, Leeds. He would move his family regularly probably to gain work through commissions or patronage. Mellor didn’t exhibit in London but his works frequently appear on the market.
Many examples of William’s paintings appear for sale in galleries, auctions and antiques centres. Some are also held in museums and galleries hosting national and local art collections.