Wednesday 26 May 2021

Artists of Northumbria for Auction

On the Orders of the Descendants of William Thomas Nichols Boyce; an unseen Collection of watercolours from both the Artist and other leading North East Artists will be offered for Auction on 2nd June 2021.

William Thomas Nichols Boyce was a Marine and Landscape painter in both oil and watercolour.

Born in Norfolk in 1857, the son of a master mariner, he moved with his parents to South Shields in 1872.  Boyce became first an apprentice joiner, then worked in a draper's shop before becoming a professional artist.

It was Boyce's watercolours of steam tugs, brigs, schooners and steam colliers (whilst including a wide range of climatic conditions in his work) which provided a valuable record of the transition from sail to steam before World War I.

He exhibited at South Shields Art Club, Bewick Club, Newcastle and from 1905 until his death in 1911 he was a regular exhibitor at Artists of the Northern Counties at the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle.

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