The following information was submitted by Shirley Gill Fricker, great-niece of the artist:
Edmund Ward Gill, artist of the United Kingdom, 1794-1854
He had three sons, Edmund Marriner Gill (1820-1894); William Ward Gill (1823-1894) George Reynolds Gill (1828-1904)., also artists, well known in the environs of Hereford, England.
There is a small catalogue of their works printed in 1888 in Hereford entitled Brief Account of the Gill Family with Catalogue of their Works
, a source of a great deal of information. The father did mostly portraits and animals and still life according to the catalogue "his pictures began to attract attention and he occasionally exhibited at the Royal Academy and British
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