William Cosens WAY

William Cosens WAY

Born on 24 March 1833, Torquay, Torbay, Devon, the artist studied at South Kensington for six years, and was Director of the Newcastle upon Tyne School of Art for 40 years, appointed with the artist William Scott Bell.

He exhibited a Newlyn title in 1880 at the RA, indicating an early visit. The artist died on 13 March, 1905, age 71, in Newcastle (GRO).


Painter of landscapes, genre and still life, mainly in watercolour

works and access

Access: V&A (3); Newcastle, Laing


B (6); D; G (2); L (4); M (2); RA (7); RBA (6); RI (5); RSA


Bednar Every Corner was a Picture


Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p295); 

Johnson & Greutzner

Newton et al Painting at the Edge

Wood Victorian Painters