1850 - 1882
Bird’s Nest

Oil on canvas, signed and dated ‘1820’ lower right
Image size: 11 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches (29 x 22 cm)
Hand made gilt frame
£3,500

 

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William Henry Ward

William Henry Ward was a 19th century Birmingham artist. He painted mainly fruit, still lifes and genre paintings. He was the son of James Charles Ward RBA.

He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1850 to 1872 as well as at Suffolk Street, British Institution and various other venues. William Ward exhibited in Birmingham between 1877 and 1882. He was elected a member of the Birmingham Society of Artists in 1856 and was listed in the local directory between 1858 and 1868. His address is recorded as Balsall Heath Road, Pershore Road in Birmingham.

William Ward carries forward his very fine technique from his small studies of still life subjects. He was known to have only painted his works on very small canvases until such time his confidence grew.