WANE, Richard Whittaker

1852 - 1904

Richard Whittaker Wane was born at Eccleston, Lancashire and baptised at St Mary the Virgin Church, Eccleston by Chorley on 10 February 1852, eldest child of Oliver Wane (1829-1903), a sawyer, and his wife Mary née Heys (c1828-1910), who married at Chorley, Lancashire in 1850. In 1861, Richard was a 9-year-old, living at Windmill Fold, Eccleston with his parents, 32-year-old Richard and 30-year-old Mary, and his siblings Alfred 5 and Thomas 1, both born at Eccleston. Richard studied at the Manchester Academy and married at Everton St George, Liverpool on 27 December 1871, Marian Millinger (1852-1935) from the Isle of Man, where they went to live and they had a son and a daughter 1872-1874, but in 1875 they returned to live at Manchester. Richard specialised in landscape, coastal and genre painting and in 1881, a 30-year-old landscape painter living at 58 Talbot Street, Moss Side, Manchester with his 27-year-old wife and now four children but he travelled frequently and was in Conway in 1883, Deganwy in 1887, Dulwich in 1890 before moving to Egremont, Cumbria in 1895. During his time on Merseyside, he had two studios, one above the original Post Office at 100 Victoria Road, New Brighton and another in North John Street which he shared with the Manx painter Edward Christian Qualye (1872-1946). A member of the Ipswich Art Club in 1890 and exhibited from 'Min-Y-Dor', East Dulwich Grove, Camberwell three works, two oils entitled 'Street Scene, Ipswich' and a watercolour 'On the Anglesea Coast'. In 1891 his wife and five children were living at East Dulwich, Richard is missing, but by 1901 they were living at 13 Kingslake Road, Liscard, Cheshire, now with Richard a 48-year-old sculptor, Marian a 47-year-old artist and five daughters. Wane was at one time President of the Liver Sketching Club and he exhibited at Royal Hibernian Academy; Royal Scottish Academy; Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours; Royal Institute Of Painters; Royal Cambrian Academy of Art; Royal Institute of Oil Painters and was also a member of the Royal Society of British Artists and exhibited from Tywyn, Conway in 1884 'A Day's Sport', 'Nature's Harbour' and the following year 'A Quaint Corner on the Scotch Coast' and in 1890 from 7 East Dulwich Grove, Dulwich three further pictures. He had retrospective exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1920 and Manchester Art Gallery in 1932. Richard Whittaker Wane died at his home 57 Church Street, Poulton-cum-Seacombe, Cheshire on 8 January 1904. In 1911, his widow Marian, was a 58-year-old artist living at 57 Church Street, Egremont, Cheshire with four of her five surviving seven children, Ethel 36, an artist; Maude 34, a librarian; Edith 32, a musician and Lena 27. Marian Wane died at Birkenhead in 1935, aged 83.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from Tywyn, near Conway
1885 250 At Rest
         1260 On the Welsh Coast, near Holyhead - watercolour
1886 291 Llyn Idwal
from Allandale, Deganwy, near Conway, North Wales
1887 515 Fisherfolk
1888 442 Evening Glow
1889 777 At Port St. Mary, Isle of Man
from Min-y-dor, East Dulwich Grove, Dulwich, Southeast London
1890 662 The Incoming Tide
1891 354 The Golden Footprints of Departing Day
         707 A Fresh Breeze
         1141 Calming Down
1892 967 A Fisherman's Cottage
         1322 'Soon the sun will go to rest' - watercolour
1893 366 A Summer's Eve
from 13 Kingslake Road, Egremont, Cheshire
1896 566 Of Sandown, Isle of Wight
1897 154 On the way to Mona's Isle
         407 Port Soderick, Isle of Man
         1003 The Meadows, Bidston, Cheshire
1899 77 A Glimpse of Mona's Isle
         394 The Lonely Deep
1900 1038 'The ocean beats against the stern shore...'
         1189 An Autumn Garden - watercolour
1901 301 The Fringe of Mona's Isle
from 57 Church Street, Egremont, Cheshire
1902 774 The Lonely Watch
         1018 A Warwickshire Cottage - watercolour
1903 500 A Joyous Morning
         912 An Autumn Idyll - watercolour
1904 433 Fisher-folk
         927 Autumn in Welford - watercolour

Works by This Artist