Henry William Banks Davis

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Henry William Banks Davis
H W B Davis portrait.jpg
Portrait of H W B Davis (unknown artist)
Born 1833
Finchley, London
Died 1914
Nationality British
Known for Landscape art, Animal painter

Henry William Banks Davis RA (1833–1914) was a popular English landscape and animal painter, noted for his pastoral scenes, often populated with cattle and other farm animals.

Life and works[edit]

He studied and exhibited at the Royal Academy, becoming an associate in 1873 and Royal Academician in 1877, and where he was awarded two silver medals.[1]

Early works were influenced by the Preraphaelites but he later evolved a more individual style and worked on a larger scale. He achieved popularity and his art commanded high prices during his lifetime.[2]


A Shady Spot on a Summers Day (Oil on canvas, 1878)
  • A Placid Morning on the Wye.
  • A Shady Spot on a Summers Day.
  • A Spring Morning, 1866.
  • An Orchard in Wales.
  • Approaching Night, 1899 (Tate Gallery).
  • Foxhounds in a Landscape.
  • Gathering the Flocks, Loch Maree, 1883.
  • Landscape.
  • Orchard with Sheep in Spring (in Wales).
  • Portrait of a Jack Russell Terrier (in Regency Interior).
  • Returning to the Fold, 1880 (Tate Gallery).
  • Studies of a Welsh Cobb.
  • Sunset over a Landscape.
  • Towards Evening in the Forest.
  • Wooded River Landscape with Cattle Watering.
  • Mother and Son.


  1. ^ Chisholm 1911.
  2. ^ Short biography (Christie's).

Wikisource-logo.svg Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Davis, Henry William Banks". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

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