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Wilfred Williams Ball R.E., R.B.A. (1853 – 1917)

“View of Noordwijk-Binnen, Holland”

Watercolour.   Signed, titled and dated ’89 (1889)

5 5/8” x 9 3/8” (143mm x 238mm) (Picture size)                                                                                        IMAGE




Wilfred Williams Ball was a landscape and marine painter, etcher and watercolourist who lived in Putney.  He travelled in Holland, Germany, Italy and Egypt and exhibited his work at the Abbey Gallery, Thomas Agnew and Sons Gallery, the Dudley Gallery and New Dudley Gallery, the Dowdeswell Galleries, the Fine Art Society, where 620 of his pictures were hung, the Grosvenor Gallery, the Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, the Walker Art Gallery Liverpool, the Leicester Art Gallery, the Manchester City Art Gallery, the New Gallery, the Royal Academy, Manchester City Art Gallery, the New Gallery, the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of British Artists, to which he was elected Member in 1899, the Royal Institute, the Ridley Art Club and the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers to which he was elected Member in 1882.  As well as living in London, he also lived at Lymington Hants and Godalming in Surrey but also worked in Sussex.  In fact, many of his paintings of this particular area were used as book illustrations.  He died on 14th February 1917. Examples of work by Wilfred Ball are in the Victoria and Albert Museum, Maidstone Museum, Southampton City Museums, Hampshire County Council Arts and Museums Service, Redhouse Museum and Gardens and Newport Art Gallery.