OLIVER, William

c.1804 - 1853

William Oliver

William Oliver was born about 1804. A landscape painter in oils and chiefly in watercolours, painting views in England, France, Italy & Switzerland, being especially fond of the Pyrenees. He began to exhibit in 1829, when he sent to the Society of British Artists ‘A Beach Scene in Kent' and a ‘Fish Boat'. In 1831 elected a member of the New Society, now the Royal Institute, of Painters in Water-Colours and his drawings appeared annually at its exhibitions until 1854. He also sent oil-paintings to the Royal Academy 1835-1853, and to the British Institution from 1836 and at the Suffolk Fine Art Association [q.v.] held at Ipswich in 1850 he exhibited three works 'Ruined Castle of Nagros, overhanging Lac di Garda, Venetian Tyrol', 'Bridge at Gabas, Pyrenees, Pass into Spain' and 'Sunset, Italy'. He published in 1842 a folio of 'Scenery of the Pyrenees,' lithographed by George Barnard, Thomas Shotter Boys, Carl Hughe, and others. His works are held by the Victoria & Albert Museum, Sheffield and Sunderland Art Galleries and the South Kensington Museum. He married at Kensington, London on Emma Sophia Eburne [Oliver q.v.] and William died at Langley Mill House, Halstead, Essex, on 2 November 1553, aged 49.




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