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Walter Dendy Sadler


He was a British painter of genre scenes.

Walter Dendy Sadler was born in Dorking , a market town in Surrey  in southern England, and brought up in HorshamWest SussexEngland , where he showed a precocious talent for drawing. At age 16 he decided to become a painter and enrolled for two years at Heatherly's School of Art in London , subsequently studying in Germany under Burfield and Wilhelm Simmler.

He exhibited at the Dudley  Gallery from 1872 and at the Royal Academy  from the following year through to the 1890s. He was a member of the RBA , the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, and he also exhibited at the RA (Royal Academy). He painted contemporary people in domestic and daily life pursuits, showing them with comical expressions illustrating their greed, stupidity etc.

One of the true masters of domestic genre along with his contemporary Frank Moss Bennett . His subjects were usually set in the late eighteenth or early nineteenth centuries with sentimentalromantic  and humorous  themes. Before painting a scene he would create elaborate settings in which local villagers would often pose as models. Indeed, as he often used the same props and models, these can sometimes be seen repeated in successive paintings in different guises. The home, the inn, the lawyers office, the garden and the golf course all provide subjects for his wit and clever social observation.

Examples of his work have been displayed at the Walker Gallery,Liverpool and as part of the Tate Collection in London

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