William Davies was born in 1864 at Tydweiliog in Caernarvonshire, Wales. His elder sister Ellenor married the artist William Watson Jnr (1847-1921) and Davies spent time with them in Maghull, Lancashire. He undoubtedly received tuition from Watson and was influenced by him, as their styles and subject matter are similar. He continued to live in the area and by 1891 had moved to Birkenhead. Davies specialised in animal landscape paintings usually set against a dramatic back drop. He travelled around Wales, the Lake District and the Scottish Highlands, particularly Argyllshire and was adept at capturing the breathtaking views he came across, as this wonderful painting demonstrates.
An example of his work can be found at the Atkinson Art Gallery.
The work is housed in a new, English made gilt frame which is in excellent condition.
|Image Size||12.75 inches x 18.75 inches (32.5cm x 47.5cm)|
|Framed Size||18.5 inches x 24.5 inches (47cm x 62cm)|