Nuremberg and Rothenburg. Some Water Colours by Wilfrid Ball are to be seen at Dunthorne's Gallery 5 Vigo Street on Saturday 5th. Dec.r and following 14 days.
Etching. Plate 76 x 113mm. 3 x 4½". Laid on album sheet.
An invitation to an exhibition by Wilfrid Williams Ball (1853-1917); a British artist. His early career was as an accountant but he spent his spare time at the Heatherley School of Art in Chelsea and by 1877 he was exhibiting his work. His Thames etchings attracted the attention James Whistler, with whom he later worked. He then went on to paint landscapes and marine subjects, exhibiting widely at the Royal Academy, Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, and many others. In 1886 he became president of the Society of British Artists and was also a member of The Arts Club from 1896 until 1916. He died of heat exhaustion in Khartoum during WWI while working as an administrator for the British Army.
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