I. Henry William

Henry William, an English painter, born in London, Dec. 3, 1782, died there, April 25, 1875. In 1826 he was elected a royal academician, and in 1856 became librarian of the academy. He painted the portraits of a great number of distinguished persons, among others that of Robert Vernon, the donor of the Vernon gallery, which is in the South Kensington museum.

II. Frederick Richard

Frederick Richard, a painter, nephew of the preceding, born in London in 1820. His first work, "The Brazen Age," in water colors, was exhibited in 1839. For his cartoon of the " Death of King Lear" he received a prize of £100 at the exhibition in Westminster hall in 1843. He also received in 1847 one of the three first class prizes of £500 for his colossal oil painting of the "Burial of Harold," purchased for a similar sum for the house of lords. Among his important works are "Samson Betrayed" (1850), "Love's Labor Lost" (1855), and "Corsairs throwing Dice for their Prisoners" (1867). In 1847 he was elected an associate of the royal academy, and in 1857 an academician.