Original works of art
| William Joseph Shayer
|(English, 1811 -1891 )
Shayer was a landscape and animal painter. A self-taught artist, he lived
in Southampton, and painted mostly in Hampshire and the New Forest. His work
falls into two distinct categories: firstly, woodland scenes with gypsies, rustic
figures and animals and secondly, beach or coastal scenes with boats and fisherfolk.
He was a prolific artist, and tended to repeat certain formulae. Exhibited mostly
at Suffolk Street (338 works), also at Royal Academy 1820-1943, and British
Institution. His work is in many English provincial museums. He sometimes collaborated
with Edward Charles Williams. His son William J. Shayer was also a painter.