(1762 - 1826)
William Ward was active/lived in England. William Ward is known for Court appointed engraver.
Biography William Ward
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William Ward was the son of James and Rachael Ward, and elder brother of painter James Ward.
William Ward was appointed engraver to the Duke of York, the Prince of Wales, and associate engraver to the Royal Academy.
William Ward's brother James was one of the outstanding artists of the day, his singular style and great skill set him above most of his contemporaries, markedly influencing the growth of British art. Regarded as one of the great animal painters of his time, James produced history paintings, portraits, landscapes and genre. He started off as an engraver, trained by William, who later engraved much of his work.
The partnership of William and James Ward produced the best that English art had to offer, their great
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