Chamberlain, William (DNB00)
|←Chamberlain, Thomas||Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 10
CHAMBERLAIN, WILLIAM (d. 1807), painter, born in London, was a student of the Royal Academy, and afterwards a pupil of John Opie, R.A. He practised as a portrait painter, and is stated to have had much talent. His chief contributions to the Roval Academy seem, however, to have been paintings of animals. In 1794 and the following year he exhibited two subject pieces, 'A Fortune-teller' and 'An Old Man Reading.' He was an infrequent exhibitor, and appeared in 1802 for the last time with the 'Portrait of a Newfoundland Dog.' He died at Hull 12 July 1807.
[Redgrave's Dict. of Eng. School ; Graves's Dict. of Artists.]