James Ward Esqr. R.A.
Lithograph, rare, sheet 170 x 130mm. 6¾ x 5". Trimmed.
James Ward (1769 - 1859), engraver and painter of animals. Among a range of influences those of the rustic genre painter, George Morland, and of Peter Paul Rubens dominated his art. In the first quarter of the nineteenth century, Ward became the most sought after painter of animals of his day, painting mainly horses but also other animals as well as landscapes and genre scenes. His masterpiece is the monumental Gordale Scar (Tate Britain). Ward continued to be an exceptionally prolific artist throughout his long career but, in spite of this, his later years were plagued by financial difficulties. After his own oil painting in the National Portrait Gallery.
See NPG 1684.
[Ref: 19033] £60.00