Monday, May 13, 2013

Samuel Edward Waller

Samuel Edward Waller (1850-1903) was a highly skilled painter of genre and historical scenes. His paintings depict complicated stories, the exact nature of which is not always immediately apparent (to the modern eye, anyway - perhaps Victorian viewers immediately knew what was going on).

Courtship (1901)

 Success (1881)

 Sweethearts and Wives (1882)
[this appears to depict an incident from the English Civil War]

The Challenge (1887)

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