British & Continental Art
September 11 — 16, 2021
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William Shayer the Elder (1787-1879)
Lot 24 Details
William Shayer the Elder (1787-1879), British
FISHERMAN'S CHILDREN, NURSLING, SOUTHAMPTON, NO. 11
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
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.