William Stephen Coleman (British illustrator & painter) 1829-1904
William Stephen Coleman was a Victorian era illustrator and painter who specialised in sentimental images of girls. Many of his works depict girls in an idealised landscape, but he also did a number of nudes. The interesting thing is that he seems very popular in the art print market with a number of outlets advertising prints of his work. He seems quite prolific so I’m only offering a representative sample. He studied to be a surgeon and turned to art after practicing for some time. He exhibited between 1865 and 1879 but painted through his whole life. He was a keen naturalist painting for the Illustrated News and the London Almanac. Until 1881 he was on the committee of the Dudley Gallery and he also designed tiles for Minton.