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School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

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Display artist/maker:

Edmund Morrison Wimperis

Born: 1835, UK, England, Chester   Died: 1900, UK, England, Hampshire, Southbourne

Painter, illustrator and engraver. His father was the cashier of Messrs Walker, Parker & Co.’s Chester lead works. Wimperis trained as a wood-engraver with Mason Jackson (1819-1903) and Myles Birket Foster (1825-1899) in London. Initially, he worked as an illustrator, notably for the London Illustrated News, and also created images for Charlotte Brontë’s and George Eliot’s novels. However, he eventually specialized in landscape watercolours due to his weak figurative drawing. He style was influenced by fellow artist and friend Thomas Collier (1840-1891); like him, he was a promoter of ‘plein air’ painting. He mainly depicted landscapes, for example of the Thames Valley, South Downs, Wales and East Anglia. He became a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour in 1875 and was elected Vice President in 1895. The British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum hold his works, among others.

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

A Reverie PL4870 Prints1860s

My Country Church PL4867 Prints1860s

New Year's Eve PL4863 Prints1860s

Primrose Time and Snow Time PL4864 Prints1860s

Summer PL4865 Prints1860s

The Haymakers PL4868 Prints1860s

The Mill Stream PL4866 Prints1860s

The Triopian Promontary PL4862 Prints1860s

The Warning PL4871 Prints1860s

The Waterfall PL4872 Prints1860s