Evening on the Moors, Loch Aire, Argyleshire
by William Watson
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William Watson at his best. An oil on canvas, Evening on the Moors, signed and dated W Watson 1915 bottom right hand corner.
William Watson Jnr 1847-1921
Active 1866 - 1920. William Watson was born 1847 in Islington, London, England and died 26 March 1921 in Capel Garmon, Llanrwst, Denbighshire, Wales. He married Eleanor Davies 1871 in Birkenhead.
William Watson Jnr was a late 19th century Liverpool painter of animals and landscapes. A pupil of Landseer and Bonheur, and son of W Watson Snr, he painted mainly highland landscapes with sheep and highland cattle on rugged mountains, with the mist swirling down the glens. The rich Victorian patrons commissioned artists to paint these scenes to adorn their newly built villas and country estates over the border.
William Watson Jnr exhibited in London in 1866-1872, at the Royal Academy and Suffolk Street.
William Watson's works can be found at the follow museums and galleries:
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
- Morning, near Oban 1897 : On the Goil, Glen Goil, Argyllshire 1897
Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, Birkenhead
- Scottish Landscape, Highland Cattle, Sheep on a Mountainside
Manchester Art Gallery
- Morning, Loch Goil, Argyllshire 1893, Morning on the Goil, Argyllshire 1897
Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport
- Autumn, Glen Fyne, Argyllshire 1889, Spring, Glen Fyne, Argyllshire 1889, A Highland bull 1891, Misty Morning, Glen Goil, Argyllshire
Salford Museum and Art Gallery
- Collecting the Flock
Bradford Museums and Galleries
- Highland Cattle. Stockport Heritage Services Museums - Crossing the Moor
Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston
- Sheep 1884
- A Breezy Morn, Glen Massan, Argyllshire.
Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
- Morning on the Hills, Loch Tay, Perthshire 1910, Morning on the Hills of Loch Eilt, Invernesshire 1909, Evening by Moorland Stream, Loch Lyon, Perthshire 1910
The Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, New York
- The Mountain Herd, Loch Restil, Glen Coe, Argyllshire