Walter Bromley (British, 1848 – 1877)

Making Paper Boats

Walter Bromley (British, 1848 – 1877) “Making Paper Boats”

Watercolor on Paper 28 x 26 inches

Valentine Walter Lewis Bromley was trained by his father, who was probably William Bromley III. He was elected a member of the Institute of Painters in Water Colors at the age of 19. From 1865 to 1877, he exhibited in London at the Royal Academy, the Suffolk Street gallery and the New Water-Color Society, of which he was an associate.

He worked as artistic contributor for the Illustrated London News, and also illustrated books. These include the Great Divide by Lord Dunraven.

This is an outstanding large signed watercolor by Valentine Walter Bromley – the son of William Bromley. he was a prodigious talent who began exhibiting at the Royal Academy in 1865 aged just 17. The painter died tragically at the age of 29 cutting short what would have been an outstanding career. His work is very rare.