Walter Williams was born in North London on the 29 November, 1834 into the Williams family of artists. His father was George Augustus Williams (1814-1901) and his grandfather was Edward Williams (1781-1855) His uncles included Sidney Richard Percy (1821-1886) and Arthur Gilbert (1819-1895). He was christened George after his father but later used his middle name to distinguish between the two. It is likely he was tutored by his father as their style and subject matter are similar.
He exhibited at the Royal Academy, the British Institution and the Society of British Artists. He married Jane Pearcy (1832-1872) who was also an artist and together they had two children, Florence and Cyril who inherited their parent’s talent. Williams spent most of his life living in Surrey and died in Richmond on 14 April 1906.
The painting is housed in a new, English made gilt frame which is in excellent condition.
|Image Size||23.5 inches x 41.5 inches (60cm x 105.5cm)|
|Framed Size||30.5 inches x 48.5 inches (77.5cm x 123cm)|