WALLER Samuel Edmund
AT THE CASTLE
Oil on cardboard laid down on panel: 49 x 73 cm / 19.3 x 28.7 ins
Signed lower right
Painter of genre scenes and horses; draughtsman.
Samuel Edmund Waller was born in Gloucester on June 16, 1850 and died in London on June 9, 1903. He studied in Gloucester under John Kemp. He worked for his father, an architect, and on their farm, making many studies of animals. He also worked as an illustrator for “The Graphic”. He went on to exhibit in London from 1871 on. He married to Mary Lemon Waller, who was also a painter. He was a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters.
Most of his works are romantic subjects set in 18th century costumes.
Works by him are in The Tate Gallery in London.
Gloucester 1850 - London 1903
London - Melbourne - Sydney
E. Benezit, "Dictionary of Artists", Paris 2006, Vol. 14, p. 590.
C. Wood, "The Dictionary of Victorian Painters", Woodbridge 1978, p. 494.