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WILLIAM JOSEPH SHAYER (1811-1891)

1811 to 1899, England

Confidence, a celebrated American Trotter performing a Match in Harness

Oil on canvas

signed and dated 1840

48.60 x 61.00 cm    19.13 x 24.02 inches

Overall Framed Size
59.00 x 74.50 cm    23.23 x 29.33 inches

Literature
Dictionary of British Animal Painters – J C Wood p.59
Provenance
With Thomas Agnew and Sons, London

W J Shayer was the eldest son of the painter William Shayer and was born in Chichester on 2nd April 1811. His stepbrothers, Charles Waller and Henry Thring Shayer, were also talented animal and landscape artists.

William Joseph’s work is sometimes confused with that of his illustrious father and it is assumed that the former was taught by his father in his studio as his style is ...
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