KIDD, William

c.1791 - 1863

Williiam Kidd and his wife

William Kidd, was born in Lothian Scotland about 1791, son of Walter Kidd and his wife Ann née Stewart. A prolific Scottish artist known for his comic depictions of cosy domestic scenes in romantic-era Scotland and England. He also illustrated works of various authors including Sir Walter Scott and Robert Burns. About 1820, Kidd moved to London when he began to explore and develop his comic depictions of domestic scenes and first exhibited at the Royal Academy in London in 1817 and his works were regularly exhibited at the Academy until about 1840. He also exhibited from Bush Row, Lantwit Lower, Neath, Glamorganshire and, at the Suffolk Fine Arts Association [q.v.] at Ipswich in 1850 he had on show, 'A Fair Breeze' and exhibited regularly at the Royal Society of Artists 1826-1853 from twelve different London addresses. He married at St Pancras Old Church, London on 6 September 1842, Jane Lindsay Carphin, née Hay, widow of John Carphin but his later years were dogged by poverty. Kidd's wife died in July 1854 and William on 24 December 1863.
23 Northampton Street, Battle Bridge 1826
13 Tottenham Court Road, London 1827
3 Edward Street, Hampstead Road 1830
33 York Buildings, New Road 1832
28 Sussex Street, London University 1933
31 George Street, New Road 1835
34 York Buildings, New Road 1837
42 London Street, Fitzroy Square 1838
83 Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square 1839
22 George Street, New Road 1840
25 Acton Street, Grays Inn Road 1844
15 Judd Place East, New Road 1850-53
Self Portrait with the Artist's Wife

Works by This Artist