The artist is recorded with addresses in London (1881-1896), Wales (1886), and Falmouth, Cornwall from 1889. He exhibited widely and primarily at the RA. Wood lists his exhibition period as ending in 1899, whereas J & G extend this to 1916 with their findings.
William Humphris submitted a painting called Breton Immigrants to the Dowdeswell Exhibition of 1890. In the following year, the Census listed him as a Painter Artist originally from Herne Hill, Surrey, living with his wife Florence Humphris, from Brompton, Middlesex, and his mother-in-law Annie West (perhaps a short term visitor) from Glamorganshire at 5 Kimberley Place, Falmouth in Cornwall.
Painter of figures and genre; domestic subjects
works and access
Works include: Breton Immigrants (1890); Memories; Debutantes; An Idle Singer - these 3 shown at RA; A Love Token, A Cup-Bearer, Heirlooms and Undeniable Proof - all exhibited at SS.
Dowdeswell December 1890
RA; SS; RBA; RI; ROI
Dowdeswell's (1890) Exhibition catalogue (repr Hardie 2009)
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p331)
Johnson & Greutzner (1975) Dictionary of British Artists
The Year's Art 1894-1917
Woods (1995) Victorian Painters