since about Victorian times (roughly 1837 on)+ photographs
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
William Frederick Witherington
[Midsummer; Ye verdant Trees and Underwood, where the poetic Birds rejoice, etc.] 1851 oil on canvas
1785 - 1865. A naturalistic late work of the artist perhaps reflecting the 'truthfullness' of the then new Pre-Raphaelite influences coming in. Landscape and rustic genre painter. Went to the RA schools. Painted in Devon, the West Country and Wales and exhibited at the RA 1811 - 1863 (138 works).