A COASTAL VIEW, POSSIBLY MEDITERRANEAN Watercolour with scratching out 16 x 20 cm William Purser was an artist and architect who studied at the Royal Academy Schools. Between 1805-34 he exhibited his architectural subjects and landscapes at the Royal Academy, as well as exhibiting at the Society of British Artists. Between 1817-20 he travelled around Italy and Greece with George Ledwell Taylor and architect John Sanders, acting asdraughtsman; during the 1820s and 1830s he also travelled in the Near East, and is known to have visited India as well. His works can be found in the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum and the British Museum.
WILLIAM PURSER (c.1790-1852)