Lee, William (1809-1865) (DNB00)

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LEE, WILLIAM (1809–1865), water-colour painter, born in 1809,, was for many years a member and secretary of the Langham Sketching Club, All Souls Place, London, W. He was known as a painter in water-colours of English rustic figures and of scenes on the French coast. In 1845 he was elected an associate of the Institute of Painters in Water-colours, and he became a full member in 1848; he was a regular contributor to their exhibitions. Lee died in London on 22 Jan. 1865, aged 55, after a long and painful illness. A drawing by him, 'French Fisherwomen.' is in the South Kensington Museum.

[Redgrave's Dict. of Artists; Art Journal, 1865, p. 139; information from Charles Cattermole, esq.]

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