PALIN, William Mainwaring

1862 - 1947

William Mainwaring Palin

William Mainwaring Palin was born at Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire on 6 June 1862 and baptised at Stoke Holy Trinity on 25 December 1862, son of William Palin (9 August 1818-17 April 1888), an engraver, and his wife Hannah née Mainwaring (c1823-1908), who married at Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire in 1850. Palin was educated at Cobridge Collegiate, Stoke-on-Trent, before undertaking a 5-year apprenticeship with Josiah Wedgwood and Sons, Etruria, Staffordshire and, aged 18, obtained a National Art Training Scholarship at the Royal College of Art. In 1881, an 18-year-old figure painter on pottery, living at 54 Lyndhurst Street, Burslem with parents, 62-year-old William, a potter engraver on copper, and 58-year-old Hannah. In the early 1880s he was in Italy and in Paris where he worked under Jules Joseph Lefebvre (1836-1911) and Gustave Boulanger (1824-1888). Between 1893 and 1897 Palin, having been recommended to the Building Committee for the project by the Science and Art Department, South Kensington School of Art, was involved in the decoration of the M'Ewan Hall, Edinburgh. William became a member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1905, acting as Hon. Sec. 1911-1913 and elected vice-president in 1914. He married firstly in 1901, Amy Frances Mansergh (1862-9 December 1905), daughter of James Mansergh, F.R.S., Amy died in 1905, leaving the then considerable estate of over £25,000. William married secondly at Fulham, London in 1911, Sarah Jane [Jennie] Dale (6 July 1871-14 April 1948) and in 1921 they were living at 404 Fulham Road, Fulham, London with two children William Stafford 9 and Janet Mainwaring 6. In 1939, a retired artist, living at 88 Edge Hill, Wimbledon, Surrey with his wife Sarah. A painter and decorative artist, exhibiting at the Royal Academy Summer exhibitions, also at the Walker Art Gallery, Royal Society of Portrait Painters and elsewhere including the Paris Salon and in Chicago, USA. He painted at Walberswick in Suffolk over a ten-year period from 1931, every year except one. William Mainwaring Palin died at 88 Edge Hill, Wimbledon, Surrey on 23 July 1947, aged 85.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from Palace Chambers, 9 Bridge Street, Westminster
1889 303 Portrait of a Young Lady
from Victoria Mansions, 32 Victoria Street, London SW
1890 22 Miss M. Jefferey
1891 408 George Livesey, M.I.C.E. presentation portrait
         862 Alice
from Ormond Cottage, Milford, Sussex
1892 440 Calm Eventide of Life
         954 Orphans
1893 793 Over the Common
         1069 Children's Picnic
from 1 Studios, Campden Hill Road, London
1896 153 Fame Crowining Success
         1685 Temple of Fame...McEwan Hall, Edinburgh University
1897 945 An Idyll: Twilight
from 404a Fulham Road, London SW
1899 290 God's Acre
1901 54 The Light that never Fails
         596 A. G. Glasgow, Esq.
         1230 The Artist's Wife - watercolour
1902 304 'For these and all his Mercies'
1903 250 Tired
1904 771 Summer Afternoon
1906 35 Reminiscences
1907 430 Convalescent
1909 457 The Artist's Mother
1910 111 Morning Sunshine: Caudebec-en-Caux
1911 161 On the Ramparts: Montreuil-sur-Mer
1912 97 Studlands Silvery Sands
1913 329 Mother and Child at Play
         442 In the Orchard
1914 249 At the Window
         731 Halcyon Days
1915 45 Late Afternoon
         390 Mother and Babe
         655 Chums
1916 698 Candle Light
1917 45 The Nursery
1919 647 The Green Walk
1922 320 Mrs W. M. Palin
1926 199 Relenting
1927 488 Interior

Works by This Artist