William Tate (painter)
William Tate (1747 – 2 June 1806) was an English portrait painter. He was born in 1747 probably at Gawber Hall, near Barnsley, where his father was a glass maker and was christened on 14 November of that year in Darton near Barnsley He was educated at Woolton near Liverpool where his brother Richard Tate lived and had Joseph Wright of Derby as his lodger in 1769. William Tate soon after became a pupil of Wright.
It was with Joseph Wright in 1772 that William Tate first exhibited at the Society of Artists in London where he became a fellow. Over the next twenty years Tate exhibited in Manchester (1773), Liverpool (1774–1776) and London (1778–1787) at the Royal Academy of Art. In 1787 William Tate moved to Manchester where he stayed before moving to Bath in 1804 where he died in 1806.
The Walker Art Gallery has a number of William Tate's portraits of notable men and women of the day including Daniel Daulby, and the sister of William Roscoe. There are also paintings of his nephew Thomas Moss Tate and his niece Elizabeth Williamson, wife of Joseph Williamson.
- Polehampton Hugh, Glass, 'Coal and a Square Piano: The Thorp family of Gawber Hall' in Moving Lives - Stories of Barnsley Families.
- Graham-Vernon Deborah, William Tate Portrait Painter in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (retrieved 2008)
- Polehampton Hugh, Glass, Coal and a Square Piano: The Thorp family of Gawber Hall' in Moving Lives - Stories of Barnsley Families.
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