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William Shayer 1789-1878 Oil on Board in Gilt Frame

Regular price £900.00 GBP
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William Shayer 1787-1878 “Two guys with donkey and dog circa 1830’s hangin’ out” :) This is a fabulously executed painting by the renowned artist William Thayer. Housed in a beautiful gilt frame and in country house condition. The painting has not been retouched or relined. William Shayer b1787 Oil on board 62 x 52 cm signed lower right £900 William Shayer (1787–1879) was an English landscape painter and figure painter who became prominent during the Victorian era. William Joseph Shayer, senior was born on June 1787, in Southampton. He was a self-taught artist, who began by painting decorations on rush-bottom chairs. He then moved on to painting carriages in the town of Guildford, after which he started doing heraldic painting. Ultimately, he began painting oil on canvas and became skilled at portraying woodland scenes with gypsies, people and animals in front of country inns and farm houses, and beach scenes crowded with boats and fishermen. He lived mainly in the south of England, in Shirley, Southampton, but painted throughout Hampshire and the New Forest. Michael Hoy, a wealthy Southampton merchant, was one of his most enthusiastic patrons and bought many of Shayer's paintings of the area.