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Edward Ward

 (1816 - 1879)
Edward Matthew Ward was active/lived in United Kingdom.  Edward Ward is known for Historical genre painting.

Biography   Edward Ward


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Edward Ward was born in Pimlico, and evidently showed talent in his draughtsmanship from an early age as he was encouraged in his artistic studies by Chantrey and Wilkie who sponsored his admission to the RA schools in 1835 at the age of nineteen.  Between 1836 and 1839 Ward studied in Rome and won a silver medal at the Academy of St Luke for his historical compositions, which he pursued throughout his career.

On his return to London he entered the Westminster Hall competitions to provide designs for decorative schemes for the new building and in 1852 he was commissioned to paint eight subjects of English eighteenth-century history in the House of Commons. 

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