Edmund Marriner Gill was born on 29 November 1820 in Clerkenwell, London into an artistic family. His father was the portrait artist Edmund Ward Gill (1794-1868) and his brothers were the landscape artists William Ward Gill (1823-1894) and George Reynolds Gill (1828-1904). The family moved to Herefordshire shortly after Edmund was born and initially he received tuition from his father. During a visit to Birmingham in 1841 he met the artist David Cox who inspired him to paint views of the English and Welsh landscapes. He later moved to London where he studied at the Royal Academy and began exhibiting there from 1842-1886. He lived in St Pancras and by 1861 had moved to the Hampstead area. However, he spent a lot of his time travelling around the country capturing the stunning natural scenery of Britain.
Gill specialised in painting landscapes usually with the inclusion of rivers or waterfalls and is sometimes referred to as Edmund Waterfall Gill. He won a number of prizes from the Crystal Palace Picture Competition, Sydenham including a bronze medal in 1876 and two silver medals in 1873. He married Ann Gill on 26 March 1881 who was probably a relation of his and together they settle in Carshalton, Surrey. He died on 13 May 1894 at Carshalton and was buried at All Saints Churchyard.
Examples of his paintings can be found in a number of public collections including the Beecroft Art Gallery, Bolton Museum, Hereford Museum & Art Gallery, Leeds Art Gallery, New Walk Museum, V&A, Watford Museum and York Art Gallery.
The works are housed in new, English made gilt frames, which are in excellent condition.
|Image Size||8.75 inches x 11.75 inches (22cm x 30cm)|
|Framed Size||12.75 inches x 15.75 inches (32.5cm x 40cm)|