ENGLAD, C.1900

14 X 8.5 INCHES


Henry Ryland

Henry Ryland was born in 1856 in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire in Great Britain. He painted primarily figures and worked in the manner of Neo-Classicism and the Pre-Raphaelites.

Ryland studied at the Royal College of Art in Great Britain, l’ Académie Julian under Boulanger and Lefebvre and also under Ferdinand Cormon and Benjamin-Constant while in Paris. His watercolors are comparable with the work of Rosetti, Alma Tadema and J.W. Godward in subject and romantic stylization.

The artist also worked as a decorative illustrator. In the 1880s and 1890s he created illustrations for English Illustrated Magazine and designed the cover for The Quiver magazine.

Ryland exhibited at the Grosvenor Gallery, the Royal Academy, the New Watercolor Society, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and the New Gallery.

Henry Ryland died November 23,1924 in London. His work has been successfully auctioned through Cheffins, Hodgkins Art Auctions and several other auction companies in London and New York.