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Walter Langley was born in Birmingham, the eighth of eleven children of William Langley, a tailor, and his wife, Mary Ann. He was enrolled at the age of ten in evening classes at the Birmingham School of Design. He was apprenticed to a lithographer, August Heinrich Biermann and through lithography was introduced to the use of watercolour. Attracted to the medium, he set about learning to paint. In 1880, Langley visited Newlyn briefly and in the following year spent periods in both Brittany and Newlyn.
oil on board
H 30 x W 18 cm
TRURI : 1999.27