STANNARD, William John

1813 - 1864

Baptised at St Nicholas church, Ipswich on 2 May 1813, son of John Stannard, a hairdresser, and his wife Sarah née Farr. A member of the Ipswich Society of Professional & Amateur Artists from 1832, where he was probably tutored by Henry Davy [q.v.]. In 1847 he painted an oil on card 'Battery at Harwich Harbour' 20cm x 25cm which is in the collection of the Colchester and Ipswich Museums Service and he exhibited a watercolour at the Society of British Artists in 1848. In 1851, a 36[sic] year old lithographer, born Ipswich living at Gray's Inn Place, Holborn, London with his 36 year old wife Agnes, born Edinburgh, and their 17 year old son Herbert, born London, a lithographer's apprentice. He was the author of his privately published 'The Art Exemplar' (1859) which contains some 156 photographs, and 'Anaglyptography: Medallion Engraving for Book Illustraton' (1859). William John Stannard died on 13 March 1864, aged 50, and buried in Putney Lower Common (Wandsworth) Cemetery