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Landscape painter, b. 1821 - d. 1886

Despite a lack of formal training, Sidney Richard Percy was an accomplished 19th century landscape painter who presented his work at the Royal Academy and various other British venues. Sidney Percy was an artist born in London in 1822 and a member of the well-known Williams family of artists, which included his brothers and father; this was the reason he changed his last name.

Sidney Richard Percy’s paintings focused on countryside scenes throughout the United Kingdom, with particular attention paid to the way the sky and clouds interacted with the earth. As his career progressed, Sidney Percy became an artist who was celebrated by members of the English high society, including Queen Victoria. Some of his most famous work includes Herding the Cattle, Glen Falloch, and A Mountain Pass. Art collectors will find Sidney Percy artwork for sale online, and his and other artists Victorian landscape paintings are available at Invaluable.

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        • SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (BRITISH 1821-1886)
          Jan. 17, 2024

          SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (BRITISH 1821-1886)

          Est: £3,000 - £5,000

          SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (BRITISH 1821-1886) Property from a Private Collection SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (BRITISH 1821-1886) Barmouth North Wales signed 'SR Percy' (lower left) oil on canvas 23 x 46 cm PROVENANCE: MacConnal-Mason, London

          Chiswick Auctions
        • SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (BRITISH 1821-1886)
          Jan. 17, 2024

          SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (BRITISH 1821-1886)

          Est: £2,000 - £3,000

          SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (BRITISH 1821-1886) Property from a Private Collection SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (BRITISH 1821-1886) Mawddach Estuary signed and dated 'SR Percy/77' (lower right) titled and inscribed (on the reverse) oil on canvas 20 x 30 cm PROVENANCE: MacConnal-Mason, London

          Chiswick Auctions
        • Sidney Richard Percy, Welsh Landscape, 1858
          Jan. 10, 2024

          Sidney Richard Percy, Welsh Landscape, 1858

          Est: $2,000 - $3,000

          (British, 1821-1886) Llyn Dinas, North Wales, signed lower right "S.R. Percy/ 58", oil on canvas, 18 x 31-1/8 in.; painted and gilt wood and composition frame, 23-7/8 x 37 x 2-1/2 in. Provenance: Property from a Historic South Carolina Plantation

          Brunk Auctions
        • Sidney Richard Percy,  - The Highland Road;  …
          Nov. 22, 2023

          Sidney Richard Percy,  - The Highland Road;  …

          Est: £1,200 - £1,800

          Sidney Richard Percy,  British 1821-1886-  The Highland Road;  oil on canvas, signed and dated 'S R Percy 69' (lower right), 20.5 x 30.8 cm.  Provenance:  Anon. sale, Christie's, London, 6 March 2003, lot 74.  Private Collection, UK.  Note:  Percy, as the son of the painter Edward Williams (1781-1855), was a member of the Williams family of artists, which also included artists George Morland (1763-1804) and James Ward (1769-1859). Percy worked as a landscape painter, depicting the countryside across the United Kingdom, drawing particular inspiration from the landscape of Northern Wales, Yorkshire, Devon, and the Scottish Highlands.  Percy enjoyed the support of a number of prominent contemporaries, including Prince Albert (1819-1861), who bought one of his works, 'A view of Llyn Dulyn, North Wales', as a gift for Queen Victoria (1819-1901) in 1854. This painting, which remains in the Royal Collection [RCIN 403653] shares many similarities with the present work, both depicting cattle set against the towering Highland mountains beyond. The present work, however, employs an especially bright palette, with the light orange tones of the sun illuminating the landscape and the blue skies above, and imparting the work with a particular sense of optimism and vitality. 

          Roseberys
        • Sidney Richard Percy,  - A country lane near Sittingbourne, Kent;  …
          Nov. 22, 2023

          Sidney Richard Percy,  - A country lane near Sittingbourne, Kent;  …

          Est: £3,000 - £4,000

          Sidney Richard Percy,  British 1821-1886-  A country lane near Sittingbourne, Kent;  oil on canvas, signed and dated 'S.R. Percy / 1842' (lower left), 55.8 x 83.8 cm.  Provenance:  Private Collection, UK, since 1972.  Note:  Percy, as the son of the painter Edward Williams (1781-1855), was a member of the Williams family of artists, which also included artists George Morland (1763-1804) and James Ward (1769-1859). Percy worked as a landscape painter, depicting the countryside across the United Kingdom, drawing particular inspiration from the landscape of Northern Wales, Yorkshire, Devon, and the Scottish Highlands.  Percy enjoyed the support of a number of prominent contemporaries, including Prince Albert (1819-1861), who bought one of his works, 'A view of Llyn Dulyn, North Wales', as a gift for Queen Victoria (1819-1901) in 1854 [Royal Collection 403653]. He also exhibited 73 works at the Royal Academy between 1842 and 1886. The present work is a particularly charming example of the artist's oeuvre, depicting an idyllic rural scene near the town of Sittingbourne, Kent, occupied only by cattle and two rustic figures gathering kindling.

          Roseberys
        • BRITISH LANDSCAPE PAINTING SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY PRINT
          Nov. 18, 2023

          BRITISH LANDSCAPE PAINTING SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY PRINT

          Est: $100 - $150

          A vintage color print of a painting by the artist Sidney Richard Percy, 1821 to 1886, titled Figures by a Lake in North Wales and dated 1867. Framed. Sidney Richard Percy was a landscape painter. Rendered in Naturalist style, his Victorian landscapes often feature a central Thames River framed by meadows, mountains, and sparse foliage. Although Percy frequently included rural figures and animals in his compositions, his focus was on capturing the beauty and atmospheric presence of the empty countryside. Vintage Prints Of Famous Paintings For Collectors.

          Antique Arena Inc
        • Sidney Richard Percy (British, 1821-1886) Lake scene, Borrowdale; Lake scene, Westmoreland (two works) each 7 1/8 x 13in (18.1 x 33cm)
          Nov. 15, 2023

          Sidney Richard Percy (British, 1821-1886) Lake scene, Borrowdale; Lake scene, Westmoreland (two works) each 7 1/8 x 13in (18.1 x 33cm)

          Est: $5,000 - $7,000

          Sidney Richard Percy (British, 1821-1886) Lake scene, Borrowdale; Lake scene, Westmoreland (two works) each signed and dated 'S R Percy . 1874' (lower left and lower right) both oil on canvas each 7 1/8 x 13in (18.1 x 33cm)

          Bonhams
        • Sidney Richard Percy (British, 1821-1886) Welsh mountain landscape with cattle by a lake
          Nov. 15, 2023

          Sidney Richard Percy (British, 1821-1886) Welsh mountain landscape with cattle by a lake

          Est: £5,000 - £7,000

          Sidney Richard Percy (British, 1821-1886) Welsh mountain landscape with cattle by a lake signed and dated 'S R Percy 1885' (lower left) oil on canvas 61 x 91cm (24 x 35 13/16in).

          Bonhams
        • Sidney Richard Percy (English, 1821-1886) Oil on Canvas Ca. 1881, Langdale, Westmorland, H 24" W 38"
          Oct. 20, 2023

          Sidney Richard Percy (English, 1821-1886) Oil on Canvas Ca. 1881, Langdale, Westmorland, H 24" W 38"

          Est: $12,000 - $18,000

          Signed and dated lower right. Depicting a couple walking on a path on the Langdale Pikes. Titled on the stretcher. Having a giltwood and gesso frame, H 32", W 45.5". Provenance: Private collector Bloomfield Hills, MI. Guarisco Gallery Ltd. Washington, D.C.

          DuMouchelles
        • SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (ENGLISH 1821-1886), A PEEP AT THE SEA, FAIRLIGHT GLEN
          Oct. 18, 2023

          SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (ENGLISH 1821-1886), A PEEP AT THE SEA, FAIRLIGHT GLEN

          Est: £6,000 - £8,000

          SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (ENGLISH 1821-1886)A PEEP AT THE SEA, FAIRLIGHT GLENOil on canvasSigned and dated '1859' (lower left)80 x 136cm (31¼ x 53½ in.)Provenance:Sale, Sotheby's, British & Irish Art, 23 May 2013, lot 21

          Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
        • SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (BRITISH 1821-1886), LOCH KATRINE
          Oct. 18, 2023

          SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (BRITISH 1821-1886), LOCH KATRINE

          Est: £4,000 - £6,000

          SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (BRITISH 1821-1886)LOCH KATRINEOil on canvasSigned (lower right), titled (to stretcher verso)60 x 95cm (23½ x 37¼ in.)

          Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
        • Sidney Richard Percy (British, 1821-1886) Snowdon from Llanberis Pass
          Sep. 27, 2023

          Sidney Richard Percy (British, 1821-1886) Snowdon from Llanberis Pass

          Est: £10,000 - £15,000

          Sidney Richard Percy (British, 1821-1886) Snowdon from Llanberis Pass signed 'S R Percy' (lower left) oil on canvas 92 x 153cm (36 1/4 x 60 1/4in).

          Bonhams
        • SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (1821 - 1886)
          Sep. 26, 2023

          SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (1821 - 1886)

          Est: €800 - €1,200

          Shepherd and dog in mountain landscape. Oil on canvas. Signed lower left. Enclosed in original gilt frame. Approximate Time: 10:38 Lot 54

          Sheppards
        • SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (D.1886) PASTORAL WITH CATTLE
          Sep. 24, 2023

          SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (D.1886) PASTORAL WITH CATTLE

          Est: $1,000 - $2,000

          Framed oil on canvas painting, Bucolic Landscape with Cattle, signed lower right S.R. Percy (Sidney Richard Percy, British, 1821-1886), relined, sight: approx 26.5"h, 21.5"w, overall: 33.75"h, 28.75"w, 13lbs **Provenance: A prominent Houstonian's River Oaks Estate** Start Price: $500.00

          Austin Auction Gallery
        • Sidney Richard Percy,  The Highland Road 
          Jul. 19, 2023

          Sidney Richard Percy,  The Highland Road 

          Est: £2,000 - £3,000

          Sidney Richard Percy,  British 1821-1886-  The Highland Road;  oil on canvas, signed and dated 'S R Percy 69' (lower right), 20.5 x 30.8 cm.  Provenance:  Anon. sale, Christie's, London, 6 March 2003, lot 74.  Private Collection, UK.  Note:  Percy, as the son of the painter Edward Williams (1781-1855), was a member of the Williams family of artists, which also included artists George Morland (1763-1804) and James Ward (1769-1859). Percy worked as a landscape painter, depicting the countryside across the United Kingdom, drawing particular inspiration from the landscape of Northern Wales, Yorkshire, Devon, and the Scottish Highlands.  Percy enjoyed the support of a number of prominent contemporaries, including Prince Albert (1819-1861), who bought one of his works, 'A view of Llyn Dulyn, North Wales', as a gift for Queen Victoria (1819-1901) in 1854. This painting, which remains in the Royal Collection [RCIN 403653] shares many similarities with the present work, both depicting cattle set against the towering Highland mountains beyond. The present work, however, employs an especially bright palette, with the light orange tones of the sun illuminating the landscape and the blue skies above, and imparting the work with a particular sense of optimism and vitality. 

          Roseberys
        • Sidney Richard Percy,  British 1821-1886-  A country lane near Sittingbourne, Kent;  oil on canvas, signed and dated 'S.R. Percy / 1842' (lower left), 55.8 x 83.8 cm.  Provenance:  Private Collection, UK, since 1972.  Note:  Percy, as the son of
          Jul. 19, 2023

          Sidney Richard Percy,  British 1821-1886-  A country lane near Sittingbourne, Kent;  oil on canvas, signed and dated 'S.R. Percy / 1842' (lower left), 55.8 x 83.8 cm.  Provenance:  Private Collection, UK, since 1972.  Note:  Percy, as the son of

          Est: £5,000 - £8,000

          Sidney Richard Percy,  British 1821-1886-  A country lane near Sittingbourne, Kent;  oil on canvas, signed and dated 'S.R. Percy / 1842' (lower left), 55.8 x 83.8 cm.  Provenance:  Private Collection, UK, since 1972.  Note:  Percy, as the son of the painter Edward Williams (1781-1855), was a member of the Williams family of artists, which also included artists George Morland (1763-1804) and James Ward (1769-1859). Percy worked as a landscape painter, depicting the countryside across the United Kingdom, drawing particular inspiration from the landscape of Northern Wales, Yorkshire, Devon, and the Scottish Highlands.  Percy enjoyed the support of a number of prominent contemporaries, including Prince Albert (1819-1861), who bought one of his works, 'A view of Llyn Dulyn, North Wales', as a gift for Queen Victoria (1819-1901) in 1854 [Royal Collection 403653]. He also exhibited 73 works at the Royal Academy between 1842 and 1886. The present work is a particularly charming example of the artist's oeuvre, depicting an idyllic rural scene near the town of Sittingbourne, Kent, occupied only by cattle and two rustic figures gathering kindling.

          Roseberys
        • SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (BRITISH, 1822 - 1886) Blae Tarn oil on canvas 24 x 38
          Jul. 13, 2023

          SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (BRITISH, 1822 - 1886) Blae Tarn oil on canvas 24 x 38

          Est: £20,000 - £30,000

          SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (BRITISH, 1822 - 1886) Blae Tarn oil on canvas 24 x 38 in. (61 x 96.5 cm.)

          Christie's
        • SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (BRITISH, 1822-1886) Rydal Water oil on canvas 24 x 38
          Jul. 13, 2023

          SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (BRITISH, 1822-1886) Rydal Water oil on canvas 24 x 38

          Est: £12,000 - £18,000

          SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (BRITISH, 1822-1886) Rydal Water oil on canvas 24 x 38 1/4 in. (61 x 97 cm.)

          Christie's
        • Sidney Richard Percy (British, 1821-1886) Highland Loch Landscape; Highland landscape, a pair each 30.5 x 48cm (12 x 18 7/8in). (2)
          Jul. 05, 2023

          Sidney Richard Percy (British, 1821-1886) Highland Loch Landscape; Highland landscape, a pair each 30.5 x 48cm (12 x 18 7/8in). (2)

          Est: £3,000 - £5,000

          Sidney Richard Percy (British, 1821-1886) Highland Loch Landscape; Highland landscape, a pair both signed and dated 'SRPercy 67' (one lower left, the other lower right) oil on canvas each 30.5 x 48cm (12 x 18 7/8in). (2)

          Bonhams
        • Sidney Richard Percy (British, 1821-1886), 'No 2. A Bit of The Atlantic', oil on canvas, 40 x 65cm
          Jun. 27, 2023

          Sidney Richard Percy (British, 1821-1886), 'No 2. A Bit of The Atlantic', oil on canvas, 40 x 65cm

          Est: £2,000 - £3,000

          Sidney Richard Percy (British, 1821-1886) 'No 2. A Bit of The Atlantic' oil on canvas signed and dated 1882

          Gorringes
        • Attributed to Sidney Richard Percy (British, 1821-1886) The woodcutter 12 1/2 x 19in (31.8 x 48.2cm)
          Apr. 18, 2023

          Attributed to Sidney Richard Percy (British, 1821-1886) The woodcutter 12 1/2 x 19in (31.8 x 48.2cm)

          Est: $2,000 - $3,000

          Attributed to Sidney Richard Percy (British, 1821-1886) The woodcutter oil on canvas 12 1/2 x 19in (31.8 x 48.2cm)

          Bonhams
        • Sidney Richard Percy (British, 1821-1886) Sunset over the estuary 24 x 38in (61 x 96.6cm)
          Apr. 18, 2023

          Sidney Richard Percy (British, 1821-1886) Sunset over the estuary 24 x 38in (61 x 96.6cm)

          Est: $10,000 - $15,000

          Sidney Richard Percy (British, 1821-1886) Sunset over the estuary signed and dated 'S R Percy 1877' (lower right) oil on canvas 24 x 38in (61 x 96.6cm)

          Bonhams
        • SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (BRITISH 1821-1886) FIGURES BY A LAKE IN NORTH WALES
          Feb. 22, 2023

          SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (BRITISH 1821-1886) FIGURES BY A LAKE IN NORTH WALES

          Est: £3,000 - £5,000

          SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (BRITISH 1821-1886) FIGURES BY A LAKE IN NORTH WALES Signed and dated '67, oil on canvas (61cm x 91cm (24in x 36in))

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (BRITISH, 1821-1886) Cattle and Drover with an Extensi
          Feb. 01, 2023

          SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (BRITISH, 1821-1886) Cattle and Drover with an Extensi

          Est: $10,000 - $15,000

          SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (BRITISH, 1821-1886) Cattle and Drover with an Extensive River Landscape Beyond oil on canvas 33 1/8 x 54 1/2 in. (84.3 x 138.4 cm.)

          Christie's
        • Sidney Richard Percy (British, 1821-1886) A Welsh farm, 1853 Oil on canvas 43 x
          Dec. 08, 2022

          Sidney Richard Percy (British, 1821-1886) A Welsh farm, 1853 Oil on canvas 43 x

          Est: $12,000 - $18,000

          Sidney Richard Percy (British, 1821-1886) A Welsh farm, 1853 Oil on canvas 43 x 60 inches (109.2 x 152.4 cm) Signed and dated lower left: S.R. Percy 1853 Property from the Estate of Robert P. Potts, Dallas, Texas PROVENANCE: Haynes Fine Art of Broadway, London; Robert P. Potts, Dallas, Texas; Estate of the above; Thence by descent to the present owner, 2022. EXHIBITED: Victorian Gallery, Dallas, Texas. HID01801242017

          Heritage Auctions
        • Percy, Sidney Richard - Glen Lochay near Killen, Scotland - 1880
          Oct. 25, 2022

          Percy, Sidney Richard - Glen Lochay near Killen, Scotland - 1880

          Est: $5,000 - $8,000

          Percy, Sidney Richard (1821-1886) Glen Lochay near Killen, Scotland (1880) Description: Oil on panel, signed and dated on lower left SR Percy 1880, labels of The Cooling galleries London and Sotheby's New York Provenance: Lapidarius, Montreal Dimension (PO): 18" x 12 3/4" Dimension (CM): 45.7 x 32.3 cm Condition report: Upon request, We will gladly answer all your inquiries in a detailed manner.

          Champagne Auctions
        • Sidney Richard Percy (English 1821-1886) Oil On Canvas, 1873, H 12", W 21.5", Anglers On A Highland Lake
          Oct. 13, 2022

          Sidney Richard Percy (English 1821-1886) Oil On Canvas, 1873, H 12", W 21.5", Anglers On A Highland Lake

          Est: $1,000 - $2,000

          SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (ENGLISH 1821-1886) OIL ON CANVAS, 1873, H 12", W 21.5", ANGLERS ON A HIGHLAND LAKE Signed and dated lower right. Depicting anglers on a highland lake with a castle and cattle. Framed with liner H 17.25", W 27.5". Provenance: property from a Rochester Hills, MI private collector.

          DuMouchelles
        • Sidney Richard Percy (1821-1886)
          Sep. 27, 2022

          Sidney Richard Percy (1821-1886)

          Est: £2,000 - £3,000

          Sidney Richard Percy (1821-1886) Sidney Richard Percy (1821-1886) A mountainous river landscape with an angler; A river landscape with cattle watering, a figure resting in the foreground the first signed and dated 'S R Percy 1871' l.l., the second 'S R Percy 61' l.r. 28 x 48cm (2)

          Sworders
        • Sidney Richard Percy (1821-1886), ‘A Scottish Loch’, oil on canvas, 47 x 80cm
          Sep. 27, 2022

          Sidney Richard Percy (1821-1886), ‘A Scottish Loch’, oil on canvas, 47 x 80cm

          Est: £2,000 - £3,000

          Sidney Richard Percy (1821-1886) ‘A Scottish Loch' oil on canvas signed and dated 38

          Gorringes
        • SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (England, 1821-1886), Landscape with sheep and a boy fishing., Oil on canvas, 14.75" x 23". Framed 22" x 31".
          Jul. 26, 2022

          SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (England, 1821-1886), Landscape with sheep and a boy fishing., Oil on canvas, 14.75" x 23". Framed 22" x 31".

          Est: $4,000 - $6,000

          SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY England, 1821-1886 Landscape with sheep and a boy fishing. Signed lower right "S.R. Percy".

          Eldred's
        • Sidney Richard Percy,
          Jul. 19, 2022

          Sidney Richard Percy,

          Est: £1,500 - £2,000

          Sidney Richard Percy, British 1821-1886- Gathering firewood; oil on canvas, signed and dated 'S R Percy 1850' (lower left), 30 x 45.5 cm. Provenance: With Frost and Reed, London.; Anon. sale, Christie's, London, 21 October 1977, lot 7 ('Peasants on a path near Ullswater, Westmorland').; Private Collection. Note: Percy was the son of the painter Edward Williams (1781-1855) and a member of the Williams family of painters (also known as the Barnes School), which included painters George Morland (1763-1804) and James Ward RA (1769-1859). Percy was clearly influenced by the works of his father, with both artists known predominantly as landscape painters, depicting idyllic rural scenes usually including just a few figures. Please refer to department for condition report

          Roseberys
        • SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (BRITISH, 1821-1886) Cattle watering by a loch; and L
          Jul. 15, 2022

          SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (BRITISH, 1821-1886) Cattle watering by a loch; and L

          Est: £6,000 - £8,000

          SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (BRITISH, 1821-1886) Cattle watering by a loch; and Loch Katrine oil on canvas 9 x 15 1/4 in. (23 x 39 cm.); 9 x 15 in. (23 x 38 cm.) (2)

          Christie's
        • Sidney Richard Percy (British, 1821-1886) Killin, Perthshire
          Jul. 06, 2022

          Sidney Richard Percy (British, 1821-1886) Killin, Perthshire

          Est: £3,000 - £5,000

          Sidney Richard Percy (British, 1821-1886) Killin, Perthshire indistinctly signed 'S R Percy' (lower left) oil on canvas 61 x 91.4cm (24 x 36in). For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

          Bonhams
        • Sidney Richard Percy (1821-1886), ‘A Scottish Loch’, oil on canvas, 47 x 80cm.
          Jun. 28, 2022

          Sidney Richard Percy (1821-1886), ‘A Scottish Loch’, oil on canvas, 47 x 80cm.

          Est: £5,000 - £7,000

          Sidney Richard Percy (1821-1886) ‘A Scottish Loch' oil on canvas signed and dated 38

          Gorringes
        • Sidney Richard Percy (British, 1821-1886) Glen Falloch 62 x 96.8 cm. (24 7/16 x 38 1/8 in.)
          May. 18, 2022

          Sidney Richard Percy (British, 1821-1886) Glen Falloch 62 x 96.8 cm. (24 7/16 x 38 1/8 in.)

          Est: £8,000 - £12,000

          Sidney Richard Percy (British, 1821-1886) Glen Falloch signed and dated 'S.R. Percy 69' (lower right) oil on canvas 62 x 96.8 cm. (24 7/16 x 38 1/8 in.) For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

          Bonhams
        • Sidney Richard Percy (UK,1821-1886) oil painting antique
          May. 08, 2022

          Sidney Richard Percy (UK,1821-1886) oil painting antique

          Est: $6,500 - $8,000

          ARTIST: Sidney Richard Percy (British, 1821 - 1886) NAME: Landscape - Near Capel Curig, North Wales YEAR: 1851 MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: Minor stable craquelure. One small inpainting 1/4" x 1/2" in lower right corner. SIGHT SIZE: 24 x 36 inches / 60 x 91 cm FRAME SIZE: 43 x 30 inches / 109 x 76 cm SIGNATURE: lower left PROVENANCE: Frost and Reed Gallery London, UK; Wally Findlay Gallery Chicago, IL (has labels on verso) CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 120326 US Shipping $149 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Sidney Richard Percy was an English landscape painter during the Victorian era, and a member of the Williams family of painters, the Barnes School.Sidney Richard Percy was born Sidney Richard Percy Williams in 1821 in London. He was the fifth son of the painter Edward Williams (1781-1855) and Ann Hildebrandt (c.1780-1851), and a member of the Williams family of painters, who were related to such famous artists as James Ward, R.A. and George Morland. His father was a well-known landscape artist, who taught him how to paint; otherwise he received no formal instruction. Although his early paintings were signed "Sidney Williams", he used the name "Percy" from the age of 20 onwards to differentiate himself from the other artists in his family. Starting in 1842, he exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, London (65 works), the British Institution (48 works), and the Suffolk Street Gallery of the Society of British Artists (67 works). He also exhibited in many of the lesser-known Victorian art venues as well.His early years were spent in or near the artist's quarter of Tottenham Court, before moving about 1846 with his family to Barnes on the outskirts of London. Here he lived and worked with his father and brothers in a communal artist setting in a large house with a studio that they shared at 32 Castelnau Villas. Barnes today is part of the urban sprawl of London, but much of it was rural countryside in Victorian times. Situated close to the Thames River, there were quiet marshes beneath windmills, farms where horses pulled plows, and wheel-rutted dirt roads running past country inns or through shaded glens. These were the scenes that the Williams brothers captured on canvas during their early years as painters, but as Sidney Richard Percy matured as a landscape painter he increasingly sought his inspiration in Northern Wales, Devon, Yorkshire, the Lake District and Skye.He moved after his 1857 marriage to the Florence Villas on Inner Park Road in Wandsworth, Surrey, and then moved his family about 1863 to Hill House in the village of Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire. Hill House was well-placed for painting forays into the English countryside, situated as it was across from the Misbourne Valley. He was extremely popular during these years, which brought him sufficient income to indulge the extravagant tastes of his wife, which included a carriage and several servants.Percy traveled in 1865 to Venice with his friend and neighbor the water colour artist William Callow (1812-1908), and returned visiting Switzerland and Paris. Although war between Prussia and Austria in 1866 put an end to these travels, he returned home to ample artistic inspiration in the Welsh countryside, where he spent many days painting in and around the villages of Llanbedr and Arthog, on either side of the Mawddach estuary in Merioneth. He also made painting forays to the Scottish Highlands.He spent his final years at Mulgrave Road in Sutton, Surrey, where his knee was injured when he was thrown from a horse in a riding accident. When his leg had to be amputated as a consequence, he died prematurely on 13 April 1886 at his home of a heart attack due complications from the operation. Though once quite wealthy, his finances at the time of his death were no longer robust, and his widow had to be supported in her final years by her son-in-law.Sidney Richard Percy Williams married Emily Charlotte Fairlam (1835-1904), the daughter of Richard Fairlam, on 30 June 1857 in the Barnes Parish Church. He and Emily had four children.Sidney Richard Percy had his greatest success painting landscapes of grazing cattle, typically set against backgrounds of distant mountains and cloudy skies. The prevailing hues of his landscapes are earth tones and soft greens, accentuated by a variety of pastel hues. The detail in his work is part of its appeal, and "it was remarked that his rocks and stones were sufficiently accurate to have served as illustrations to the writings of Sir Roderick Murchison, the popular 19th-century geologist." Llyn-y-Ddinas, North Wales, one his more popular works on the internet, displays these qualities. He also painted landscapes of farm fields, wheel-rutted country roads, and the occasional boat scene on a lake.His art interests were not limited to painting, and he was also an amateur photographer, in a day when photography was new and exciting, yet still a poorly understood medium. He frequently used his own photographs of gypsies in the Barnes or Wimbledon Common as the basis for similar figures in his paintings, even though some contemporary critics complained how these figures ruined what otherwise would be delightful landscapes.Although he generally painted in oils, a number of small watercolors on cardboard exist, typically unsigned, that are his work. The family, and his son the painter Herbert Sidney Percy in particular, referred to these as "potboilers", meaning that they were quickly, and often crudely executed, yet easily and cheaply sold "to put food on the table" when working on larger, more time-consuming oils for exhibition, or commissions. Many of these watercolor "potboilers" were done in the field, and then brought back to the studio to refer to when executing a more formal oil on canvas.Sidney Richard Percy was extremely popular during the early part of his career, which for a short time brought him a fair amount of income. Among his patrons during this time was Prince Albert the Royal consort who in 1854 gave Percy's landscape of A view of Llyn Dulyn, North Wales, which had just been exhibited at the Royal Academy, as a gift to his wife Queen Victoria. This painting still hangs today in the Royal Collection. Unfortunately Sidney Richard Percy outlived his popularity, and the art world was more excited about impressionism and other styles than landscapes when he died. Today though, his work is much sought after, and his better paintings bring much higher prices in auction than any of those of his brethren in the Williams family.When the Athenaeum in 1886 ran an obituary for Sidney Richard Percy they called him, "the well-known and popular painter, founder of the so-called School of Barnes . . ." Although depending on the context of what is meant by the so-called Barnes School, this is a bit of an injustice to his father Edward Williams, whom it might be argued is the founder of the Barnes School of painters, but it illustrates the popularity that Sidney Richard Percy held with the art-buying public of his day.

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        • Attributed to Sydney Richard Percy (1821-1886) British, A river landscape with ducks in the foreground, oil on
          Apr. 06, 2022

          Attributed to Sydney Richard Percy (1821-1886) British, A river landscape with ducks in the foreground, oil on

          Est: £400 - £600

          Attributed to Sydney Richard Percy (1821-1886) British, A river landscape with ducks in the foreground, oil on canvas, 11" x 16".

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        • Sidney Richard Percy (British, 1821-1886) 'On Wimbledon Common' unframed
          Mar. 09, 2022

          Sidney Richard Percy (British, 1821-1886) 'On Wimbledon Common' unframed

          Est: £2,000 - £3,000

          Sidney Richard Percy (British, 1821-1886) 'On Wimbledon Common' signed and dated 'SRPercy.1861' (lower left); further signed, titled and inscribed 'N o2 On Wimbledon Common/Sidney R Percy/Florence Villa Wimbledon Park' (on artist label affixed to stretcher) oil on canvas 46.6 x 79.4cm (18 3/8 x 31 1/4in). unframed For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

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        • Sidney Richard Percy (1821-1886), ‘A Scottish Loch’, oil on canvas, 47 x 80cm.
          Mar. 08, 2022

          Sidney Richard Percy (1821-1886), ‘A Scottish Loch’, oil on canvas, 47 x 80cm.

          Est: £7,000 - £10,000

          Sidney Richard Percy (1821-1886) ‘A Scottish Loch' oil on canvas Signed and dated 38

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        • SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (BRITISH 1821-1886) CATTLE WATERING IN A MOUNTAIN LAKE
          Feb. 24, 2022

          SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (BRITISH 1821-1886) CATTLE WATERING IN A MOUNTAIN LAKE

          Est: £6,000 - £8,000

          SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (BRITISH 1821-1886) CATTLE WATERING IN A MOUNTAIN LAKE Signed and dated '74, oil on canvas (46cm x 76cm (18in x 30in)) Provenance: Cooling Galleries Ltd, London

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        • SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (BRITISH 1821-1886) CATTLE WATERING IN A WOODED RIVER LANDSCAPE
          Feb. 24, 2022

          SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (BRITISH 1821-1886) CATTLE WATERING IN A WOODED RIVER LANDSCAPE

          Est: £6,000 - £8,000

          SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (BRITISH 1821-1886) CATTLE WATERING IN A WOODED RIVER LANDSCAPE Signed and dated 1882, oil on canvas (46cm x 66cm (18in x 26in))

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        • Manner of Sidney Richard Percy (British, 1821-1886) Landscape
          Jan. 26, 2022

          Manner of Sidney Richard Percy (British, 1821-1886) Landscape

          Est: $500 - $800

          Oil on canvas. Signed 'S. R. Percy' (lower right). In period giltwood frame.

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        • Attributed to Sydney Richard Percy (1821-1886) British, a river landscape with ducks in the foreground, oil on
          Dec. 22, 2021

          Attributed to Sydney Richard Percy (1821-1886) British, a river landscape with ducks in the foreground, oil on

          Est: £400 - £600

          Attributed to Sydney Richard Percy (1821-1886) British, a river landscape with ducks in the foreground, oil on canvas, 11" x 16".

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        • Sidney Richard Percy ''Near Capel Curig, North Wales"
          Dec. 16, 2021

          Sidney Richard Percy ''Near Capel Curig, North Wales"

          Est: $3,000 - $6,000

          Sidney Richard Percy (1821-1886 British) ''Near Capel Curig, North Wales'' 1851 Oil on Canvas 24''x36'' Image. A countryside composition with woman and men gathering and sheep in background. Signed and dated lower left center. Hand carved ornate framing with title placard ''Ireland Scene'' central 30''x42'. Findlay Galleries, Chicago label on verso with correct title. Professionally cleaned and restored long ago. Visible old craquelure.

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        • Sidney Richard Percy (British, 1821-1886)
          Dec. 09, 2021

          Sidney Richard Percy (British, 1821-1886)

          Est: £3,000 - £5,000

          Sidney Richard Percy (British, 1821-1886) A gypsy encampment on a wooded track, with a cottage in the distance oil on canvas 88.5 x 139.5cm Provenance: Collection of the late Nigel Alington, Little Barford Manor House, Bedfordshire

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        • Sidney Richard Percy (British, 1821-1886) A view near Barmouth, North Wales
          Sep. 22, 2021

          Sidney Richard Percy (British, 1821-1886) A view near Barmouth, North Wales

          Est: £10,000 - £15,000

          Sidney Richard Percy (British, 1821-1886) A view near Barmouth, North Wales signed and dated 'SR Percy. 1864' (lower left); further signed and inscribed with title and artist's address (on a label on the stretcher on the reverse) oil on canvas 61 x 92cm (24 x 36 1/4in). For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

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        • Sidney Richard Percy, Br. 1822-1886, Camp in the Wilderness, 1880, Oil on canvas, framed, 20 3/4" x 35 3/4" actual, 26 3/16" x 41 1/8"
          Aug. 14, 2021

          Sidney Richard Percy, Br. 1822-1886, Camp in the Wilderness, 1880, Oil on canvas, framed, 20 3/4" x 35 3/4" actual, 26 3/16" x 41 1/8"

          Est: $5,000 - $7,000

          Sidney Richard Percy Br. 1822-1886 Camp in the Wilderness, 1880 Oil on canvas, framed Signed and dated l.r., Vose Galleries label attached to verso 20 3/4" x 35 3/4" actual, 26 3/16" x 41 1/8" framed Provenance: Private Collection New Hampshire

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        • SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (BRITISH 1821-1886)
          Jun. 29, 2021

          SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (BRITISH 1821-1886)

          Est: £3,000 - £5,000

          SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (BRITISH 1821-1886) Property from an English Collection SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY (BRITISH 1821-1886) Cader Idris signed and dated S.R Percy 1884 (lower left) oil on canvas 61.5 x 102 cm (24 1/2 x 40 1/4 in) PROVENANCE: Purchased by the present owners circa 1990

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