William Shayer I
(1787 - 1879)
William Shayer I was active/lived in England. William Shayer I is known for woodland scene and animal painting.
Biography William Shayer I
William Shayer, Senior
was born at Southampton and after spells at Guildford and Chichester
had settled permanently in his native city by 1820. He is principally
known for his Hampshire landscapes and animal painting, and his work is
most closely associated with the New Forest. His work falls into two
main categories: woodland scenes, populated with gypsies, animals and
cheerful rustics and coastal scenes based around small boats, fishermen
and their families.
The death of Shayer's first wife in 1823 left him with five children
to raise and made establishing himself as an artist all the more
difficult. He was helped by the establishment of the
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