Edward Williams Senior ( 1782-1855)
Landscape with Cathedral
Oil on Canvas, 75 x 62cm / 102 x 89cm Framed, Original Frame
Edward Williams Senior (1782-1855), father of the well known Williams family of painters and founder of the Barnes School, was popular and successful as a landscape painter during the Victorian era. The Williams family paintings are characterised by genre scenes typical of the English landscapes of their time. Interestingly the fact that the figures and objects in his landscapes take second place to the skilled rendering of light and shadows parallels the attitude to portrait painters over landscape painters during this time.
The Williams family of painters were popular in their own times and are well represented in collections across the country.