Near Reigate, 1809

by Walter Williams

£15,000

DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 24.0 x 42.0 in./61.0 x 106.7 cm
SIGNATURE: Signed lower right
MEDIUM: Oil on canvas

 

William’s work is characterised by his reoccurring subject matter of the romantic landscape. The work Near Reigate is such an example of this romantic landscape as the golden glow of the light baths the composition with two figures strolling into the unknown golden landscape.

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William’s work is characterised by his reoccurring subject matter of the romantic landscape. The work Near Reigate is such an example of this romantic landscape as the golden glow of the light baths the composition with two figures strolling into the unknown golden landscape.

Walter Williams was a British artist who was born to the well-known Victorian landscape painter George Augusts Williams. It was from this artistic background that William’s found his passion for painting. For the majority of the artist’s life he lived in Surrey. However, his work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy, the British Institute and the Society of British Artists.

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Walter Williams was one of the four sons of Edward Williams. On 2 June 1857, Walter Williams married Jane Pearcy at St George’s, Hanover Square, not then a very salubrious district. His wife was the daughter of William Pearcy, a glass dealer, who was related to Clara Boddington. Jane and Walter lived in apparently comfortable circumstances at 8 Londsdale Terrace, Barnes. Walter Williams was a landscape painter working mainly in Wales but also in England. He was a member of the Williams family of painters and was the son of George Augustus Williams.

He exhibited mainly at Suffolk Street, also at the Royal Academy between 1854 and 1880 as well as at the British Institution.

Williams exhibited thirty-two paintings at the Royal Hibernian Academy and also at the Royal Society of British Artists, Manchester City Art Gallery and the Royal Society of Artists, Birmingham.

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