WILSON, William Anthony

1814 - 1873

William Anthony Wilson was born at Lambeth, Surrey on 7 August 1814, son of John (Jock) Wilson (1774-1855) a Scottish artist. William married at Marylebone, London on 15 April 1833, Clara Ann Foster (c1814-1865) and in 1844 was an insolvent petitioner of Granville Place, Bagnigge Wells Road (now Kings Cross Road), London a 'decorative painter'. In 1851, a 36-year-old artist, lodging at 22 Surrey Place, St George the Martyr, Southwark, London with his 36-year-old wife Clara with six of their children, William John 17, Clara Elizabeth 13, Hance 10, Emily Adelaide 8, Mariah Hawthorn 6 and Ernest Hance Hector 2, all born at different London addresses; the housekeeper at this address was 55-year-old widower James Hance, a military officer on half pay. William exhibited at the Suffolk Fine Arts Association at Ipswich in 1850, two works 'Mills and Amiens' and 'Edinburgh Castle'. In 1871, a 56-year-old widower 'artist', living at 16 York Terrace, Islington, the home of his 28-year-old married daughter Emily Adelaide Perry and her husband. William Anthony Wilson died at Marylebone, London on 7 February 1873. His son William John Wilson (24 December 183321 June 1909) was a British actor and theatre scenery painter spending most of his career in Australia.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 16 Hercules Buildings, Lambeth
1834 225 On the Coast near Scheveling
from 22 Cumberland Market, Regent's Park, London
1838 11 A Water Mill
from 11a Upper Marylebone Street, Portland Road
1839 169 Street in Rouen
from 20 Walcot Place, Lambeth
1842 836 Place du Marche, Abbeville
from 100 York Road, Lambeth
1847 862 Abbeville
from 22 Surrey Place, Old Kent Road, London
1851 397 Near Windsor
1854 1222 Tintern Abbey - drawing/etching
         1357 John Knox Corner, Edinburgh - drawing/etching
1855 1040 Caen, Normandy - drawing/etching
from Clarendon Lodge, Woodford Green, Essex
1856 1220 Ruedu Bac, Rouen - drawing/etching
from Woodford Wells, Essex
1859 953 Abbeville - drawing/etching

Works by This Artist