MEYER, Frederick William

1846 - 1919

Summer Moonlight in the Ardennes

Frederick William Meyer was born at 4 Kent Terrace, Marylebone, London in late 1846, only son of John Meyer (1801-1863), an army clothier, and his wife Louisa née Frolich (4 April 1813-1878), who married at St George's Hanover Square, London on 6 November 1838. In 1851, Frederick was a 4-year-old living at 4 Kent Terrace, Marylebone with his parents, 48-year-old John and 36-year-old Louisa, with three sibling sisters, Louisa Maria 9, Fanny Jane 8 and Augusta 2, and they kept four indoor servants and were at the same address in 1861. By 1871, a 24-year-old artist in painting, living at 19 Boscobel Place, Marylebone, the home of 38-year-old sculptor, Charles Bell Birch (1832-1893) and his wife. In 1891, a 45-year-old 'artist landscape in oil, sculptor', living at 18 Effie Road, Fulham, the home of 48-year-old John Mansfield, lithographic artist & publisher, and his family. In 1911, a 64-year-old unmarried artist in oil painting, living at 33 Fabian Road, Fulham. A painter of shipping and coastal scenes and landscapes, his landscapes were mostly of Wales while his shipping and coastal scenes were of the English coast and of Brittany, France. He exhibited at Manchester City Art Gallery; the Royal Academy; Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Institute of British Painters 1880-1895. He is said to have worked in Suffolk and did exhibit at the Ipswich Art Society but was not a member. Frederick William Meyer died at Fulham in early 1919, aged 72.

Many of this artist's works have been incorrectly attributed to an unknown Frederick William Meyer born 1869 who is not noted elsewhere, several being dated in the mid 1880s when he would have been only 15 years old and would have had to have exhibited at National Galleries when aged only 11.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 4 Kent Terrace, Regent's Park, London
1869 351 Evening on the Meuse, near Dinant
from Holly Lodge, Putney Hill
1874 73 Evening on the Coast
1875 14 On Putney Heath: Winter
         106 Harwich Harbour by Moonlight
         606 Evening at Shotley, near Harwich
1876 93 Sunset
         485 Sunset after Rain: in the Ardennes near Spa
         581 Moonlight on the Meuse, near Dinat
1877 249 Near Harwich: evening
from c/o Messrs. Biggs, 31 Conduit Street, Hanover Square
1878 457 Aid at Last
         592 A Picturesque View in North Wales
1879 159 A Moonlight Night at Ploumanach, Brittany
from 6 Castlenau Cottages, Barnes
1880 445 Near Ploumanach, Coast of Brittany
         509 Beddgelert, North Wales
from 1 The Avenue, Fulham Road, Kensington
1882 835 Angle Bay, Milford Haven
from The Studio, 1b Warwick Road, Kensington
1883 546 The Moonlight Bay: Milford Haven
         1511 Returning from the Village Fete: Belgian Ardennes
from Linwood, Disraeli Road, Putney
1884 376 Summer Morning in the Ardennes
from 6 Elbrook Gardens, Waltham Cross
1885 626 The Lifeboat
from 18 Effie Road, Waltham Cross
1890 821 The First Snow
from Granby House, Elthirion Road, Walham Green
1892 30 St Martin's Eve

Works by This Artist