RUSSELL, Sir Walter Westley

1867 - 1949

Sir Walter Russell

Walter Westley Russell was born at Forest Gate, Essex on 31 May 1867, third son of William Henry Russell, an artist & bookbinder, and his wife Charlotte Emily née Bradley (1838-1904), who married at Camberwell in 1862. In 1871, Walter was a 3-year-old, living at Barrington Road, Holland Crescent, Lambeth, London with his parents, 35-year-old William and 32-year-old Charlotte with three siblings, William Richmond 7 and Edward Sidney 3, both born at Camberwell and Emily Eliza Maria 2, born at Forest Gate. Walter studied at the Westminster School of Art under Frederick Brown (1851-1941), leaving about 1891 when he worked as an illustrator and etcher. Assistant Professor at the Slade School of Fine Art 18951927 but served in the Royal Engineers 19161919 working on camouflage and he exhibited at Ipswich from 'Upway', Hinksey Hill, Oxford, two watercolours 'Burford Bridge on Windrush' and 'Minster Lovel' and in 1923, a portrait of The Rt Rev the Lord Bishop of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich. A painter of portraits, landscapes and interiors and began exhibiting at the New English Art Club in 1893 and became a member in 1895 and exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1898 and had a solo exhibition at Goupil Galleries in 1910. A member of the International Society from 1906, the National Portrait Society 1910, and the Royal Society of Painters in Water Colours from 1930. Elected an Associate of the Royal Academy on 22 April 1920, a member on 23 February 1926 and a Senior on 1 January 1943, and was Keeper from October 1927 until Michaelmas 1942. A Trustee of the Tate Gallery 19271934 and 19381944. He lived in Chelsea but often worked in Yorkshire, Shoreham, Sussex and Blakeney, Norfolk visiting Venice in 1926. A Companion of the Royal Victorian Order in 1931 and knighted on 10 July 1935. He married at Putney, Surrey on 2 June 1900, Lydia Burton (28 December 1880-29 January 1944) and in 1939 they were living at 75 Old Fort Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex. Sir Walter Westley Russell died at 4 Pembroke Road, Kensington, London on 16 April 1949. A memorial exhibition was held at the Beaux Arts Gallery in 1950.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from Great Cheyne Studios, Cheyne Row, Southwest London
1898 415 The Perriots
from 14 Edith Villas, West Kensington
1901 725 Tea Time
         773 The Sitter
from 23 Ashburnham Mansions, Chelsea
1904 9 Mrs W. Russell
         568 The Breakfast Room
1906 96 The Jewel
from 107 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea
1907 768 The Blue Room
         781 The Morning Room
1908 20 The Letter
1909 664 On the Beach
1912 69 The Window
         737 The Muslin Dress
1919 413 The Cloth Hall, Ypres
1920 136 Mr. Minney
         345 By the Sea
1921 11 An Interior
         68 Mrs. Henry Poole
         122 Juliette
         266 Sladilla
         348 Sir Napier Shaw, F.R.S.
         505 Sir Basil Thomson, K.C.B.
1922 50 Carting Sand
         93 Edward Carpenter
         126 Mrs. David Jaggar
         164 Miss N. Barry
         203 Sir Norman Moore, Bt., President of the Royal College of Surgeons
         380 Mrs. Walter Russell
1923 31 Sir Malcolm Morris, K.C.V.O.
         44 Miss Barbara Reynolds
         80 Mrs. Styan
         150 The Rt. Rev. the Lord Bishop of St Edmunsbury and Ipswich
         443 F. Derwent Wood, Esq., R.A.
         635 The White Mantilla
1924 30 New Shoreham
         55 Sir Alfred Rice-Oxley, C.B.E., M.D., J.P.
         106 F. W. Collinson, Esq., M.D.
         150 The Lady Mary Thynne
         572 G. Claridge Druce, Esq., M.A., LL.D.
         616 Col. Sir John Rutherford, Bt.
1925 1 Mrs. Nevin Tait (Miss Bess Norris)
         40 Constance, wife of Brigadier General William Sitwell
         153 Leila
         327 Mrs. Paston Crane
         556 The Lady Rayleigh
         577 A Dartmoor Landscape
1926 15 The Amber Beads
         26 The Estuary
         84 Francis Urquhart
         87 Jose
         137 Alice
         579 Alderman Robert Styring, LL.D., J.P.
1927 48 Isabella
         53 Rochester: Evening
         109Mrs. Guy Holder
         145 Miss Lydia Burton
         259 Edgar Horner, Esq., Deputy Chairman Prudential Assurance Co.
from Burlington House, Piccadilly
1928 12 Mrs. William Murray
         31 Prunella
         101 The Rev. G. A. Weekes, M.A., Master of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
         177 Ann
         259 Croquet
1929 46 Lydia
         54 Camilla Alexander
         152 Miss Marigold Braby
         158 A Passing Storm
         261 Carol, daughter of George H. Pinckard, Esq., J.P.
1930 41 Lieut. Col. A. G. Houlder
         45 Cordelia
         204 Alderman W. G. Barrenger, Mayor of Hornsea
         503 Woodland
1931 118 The Muslin Dress
         337 Mrs. Radcliffe of Forss
1932 50 By the Mantlepiece
         98 Sir Harold Morris, K.C.
         107 Lady Morris
         165 The Lady Russell of Liverpool
         419 Sir Gordon Nairne, Bt.
1933 2 Alice
         161 Bertram Thomas
1934 34 The Farmyard
         48 Miss Eleanor Wilson, Headmistress of Dame Alice Owen's School
         129 Evening
1935 15 The Lace Jacket
         51 The Knitter
         62 The Jetty
         585 Wm. Perkins Bull, Esq., K.C.
1936 15 Squally Weather
         82 The Olive Grove
         627 Rhoda by the Chair
         683 The Blue Dress
1937 15 Amelia
         22 Morning, Blakeney
         23 The Red Necklace
         35 Cley from Wiverton
1938 20 The Start of the Race
         25 The Carnshore, Blakeney
         63 The Flower Girl
         67 Marion
         133 High Tide, Blakeney - purchased by the Chantrey Bequest
         975 The Farmyard
1939 53 On the Deben, Bawdsey Ferry
         72 Jeanette
         179 Poole Harbour, from Hamworthy
         499 Yachting, Slaughden Quay, Aldeburgh
         591 The Ebb Tide, Blakeney
1941 131 Autumn Morning
         136 Canoes and Skiffs
1942 203 High Tide in the Marshes
         216 Shipping, Dover Harbour
         217 Yachts in the Cutting, Blakeney
from St Margaret's, Bourne End, Bucks.
1944 6 A Storm over Carnshore
         69 Yachts in the cutting
         73 The Ebbing Tide
         131 Yachting at Blakeney
         777 The Mill at Woodbridge - watercolour
         928 The Beach at West Runton - watercolour
         932 The Ferry, Bourne End - watercolour
1945 38 Yachting at Blakeney
         72 The Little Jetty
         145 The Moorings
         149 An Approaching Storm
         594 The Thames at Bourne End
         962 Binham Abbey - watercolour
         970 The Anchorage - watercolour
1946 48 The Boat Yard, Shoreham
         71 The Lock, Southwick
         114 The Stone Quarries, Purbeck Hills
         118 Southwick Beach
         292 The Boat Yard: refitting
         827 Low Tide, Shoreham - watercolour
the late
1950 814 Sta. Maria della Salute, Venice - watercolour
         858 The Lakes - watercolour
         868 Blakeney - watercolour
         882 Shoreham - watercolour
         895 Venice - watercolour
         921 On the River - watercolour

1945, 1946, 1950




Works by This Artist