British & Continental Art

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LOT 24

Lot 24

William Shayer the Elder (1787-1879)

William Shayer the Elder (1787-1879)
Lot 24 Details
William Shayer the Elder (1787-1879), British


Oil on panel; signed lower left, signed "Wm Shayer," titled "Fisherman's Children" and numbered "No. 11" at "Nursling Southampton" to artist's pen and ink handwritten label verso
14 ins x 12 ins; 35.6 cms x 30.5 cms

Estimate $2,000-$3,000

Realised: $2,280
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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William Shayer the Elder (1787-1879)
  • William Shayer the Elder (1787-1879)
  • William Shayer the Elder (1787-1879)
  • William Shayer the Elder (1787-1879)
  • William Shayer the Elder (1787-1879)

Frederick W. Thom Limited, Toronto gallery label verso;
Ex. Coll. Dr. & Mrs. Robert W. Marshall, Toronto;
Waddington's, Toronto, December 10, 2013, lot 32;
Estate of W.A. Ross MacFadden, Toronto


A self-taught artist of landscapes and animals, William Shayer Sr. lived in Southampton, UK and painted mostly in Hampshire and the New Forest. The late Toronto businessman and avid art collector, Ross MacFadden, particularly enjoyed Shayer's earlier beach and coastal scenes with fisherfolk and boats, as represented in this lot.

This fine painting is inscribed with "No. 11" by the artist label verso and was possibly exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Society of British Artists or the British Institution where Shayer exhibited over 300 works. This lot was formerly in the private collection of Dr. & Mrs. Robert W. Marshall of Toronto.


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LOT 24

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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