Landscape with View of Kilchurn Castle, Scotland

William Bennett (1811 - 1871)

Pencil and watercolour on paper

1855
  • About the artist
    Despite being based in London, watercolour painter William Bennett was known for views of castles and abbeys. He is sometimes listed as ‘William Bennett Yr.’ and may have been the son of William James Bennett. He is thought to have studied under David Cox and his work certainly demonstrates the influence of Cox. He lived in South London at addresses in Peckham (1842-44), Borough (1845-47), Stockwell Place (by 1849) and near Clapham Park (1850-54). From 1842 to 1871 he exhibited at the Royal Academy, British Institution, Suffolk Street Gallery and New Water-Colour Society, of which he was made a member in 1849. Watercolourist Alfred Williams was one of his pupils. Bennett’s last picture was probably a view of Rosenlaui in Switzerland.
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  • Details
    Title
    Landscape with View of Kilchurn Castle, Scotland
    Date
    1855
    Medium
    Pencil and watercolour on paper
    Dimensions
    height: 37.40 cm, width: 54.40 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Appleby Bros, March 1967
    Inscription
    br: W Bennett / 1855
    GAC number
    7604