Edward William Rainford was active/lived in United Kingdom.
Biography Edward Rainford
Little is known about Rainford’s career but as the present picture
testifies, he was an artist of considerable talent. It is likely that he
had contact with the original members of the PRB as in 1850 he had a
studio at Charlotte Street close to Millais’ home. He only exhibited
three pictures at the Royal Academy, the present picture being one,
illustrating a scene from As You Like It. Of his known works, at least
two more were of Shakespearean subjects, his first exhibit at the
Academy in 1850 was a scene from Cymbeline. Hotspur and the Courtier was exhibited at the British Institution in 1852 (Christie’s, 19 February 2003, lot 37).