William Watson 1831-1921

William Watson was a specialist in animal and landscape painting, utilising oils to create texture and surface detail in his works. At the time, it was common for rich Victorian patrons to commission artists like Watson to produce scenery paintings of the highland landscapes with sheep and cattle, to adorn their new villas and estates.

He spent most of his life living in Cumberland, and exhibited in London during 1866 and 1872, at Suffolk Street and the Royal Academy.