Henry Ryland

Henry Ryland, Victorian watercolors
Henry Ryland was a British painter and illustrator active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who shows the influence of Victorian painters like Albert Moore and Lawrence Alma-Tadema.

Though he sometimes painted in oil, he was known for his elegant figurative watercolors. These were rendered — like many watercolors of the time — in a painstaking technique of stipple, with hundreds of tiny dots of color applied to create tones, a process that also imparts a wonderfully appealing surface texture.


4 Replies to “Henry Ryland”

  1. Ryland belonged to a Society that challenged the Royal Academy’s refusal to accept the medium of watercolours as appropriate for serious art.

  2. Greetings from India
    The effort and hard work of the artist is reflecting in his work. Working with an unconventional medium for such grand works showcases his daring spirit and dedication towards his work.

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