British .1831- 1921
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William Watson Jnr was a late 19thcentury Liverpool painter of animals and landscapes. He was a pupil of Landseer and Bonheur, and the son of William Watson Snr. He painted mainly Scottish landscapes with sheep and highland cattle situated on rugged mountains. Like so many talented Victorian painters he was extremely well schooled, technically correct and as a result, was in considerable demand.
Rich Victorian patrons commissioned artists like Watson, to paint these scenes in order to adorn their newly built villas and country estates over the border.
William Watson Jnr. exhibited in London 1866-1872, at the Royal Academy and Suffolk Street. His works can be found in the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, the Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield, Sunderland Art Gallery and the Thomas B. Art Collection, Minneapolis.