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Artist name:

William Shayer (Senior)


Artist date(s): 1788-1879
Artist nationality: British

Artwork title:

Fisherfolk in Conversation


Artwork date(s): 1839
Artwork type: Painting
Medium: oil on canvas
Measurements: 760x1020
Inscription: Dated by the artist
Reference ID: 1609

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Biography

Son of William Shayer snr., Shayer jnr. was presumably taught by his father. He initially specialised in the same themes as the father, but struggled to find success and became a coach driver. This led him to paint the coaching scenes for which he is best-known and which offer a very authentic view of the coaching world. He achieved some success with these works, and a number were reproduced in engraving, but he suffered again in late century as the coaching era came to an end.



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