William H BORROW

William H BORROW
fl 1863-1901

Wood notices this artist as a London painter of marine subjects, who also lived at Hastings, and was known to exhibit from 1863-90. J&G give exhibiting dates of 1880-1901, and broadens the exhibition base.

Tovey shows the image of a menu drawn up for the Adrian STOKES Chantrey (purchase by the Bequest fund) Supper on 31 August, 1888 in St Ives. Borrow's signature appears on this menu, but the historian points out elsewhere in the text that Borrow was a short-term summer visitor. Nonetheless this may only have been one visit among many, as the artist is noted for coastal scenes, mainly in Devon and Cornwall.


Coastal and marine painter



Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p315)

Johnson & Greutzner (1975) Dictionary of British Artists

Tovey (2009) St Ives: Social History (p20)

Whybrow (1994) St Ives (1883-1900 painters list, p 210)

Wood (1995) Victorian Painters