Walter ANDERSON

Walter John Stodart ANDERSON
1823
1903

Walter Anderson was the English artist who married Sophie Gengembre ANDERSON at some point mid-19th century. Anderson was born in Peckham, London. The two painters shared the same sending in-addresses at the RA in 1867/8 and in 1870/1 when the Census also listed them as living at Bramley, Surrey. They had moved back to the UK from America in 1854, where they had both been painting successfully.  Due to Sophie's ill health they lived in Capri from c1871 to 1888 or thereabouts.

On their return they lived at Wood Lane Cottage, Falmouth, where both artists died in the same year.  

A correspondent (2022) has told us of an oil painting in her possession by Anderson of his wife Sophie. The  candle-lit scene depicts the sitter in a dress decorated with roses.

Further information sought about his work.

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G Bednar notes 4 July 2011