William Marshall Craig

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Princess Amelia, from Apotheosis of the Princes Octavius & Alfred, and of the Princess Amelia.

William Marshall Craig (died 1827) was an English painter who exhibited at times at the Royal Academy, from 1788 until 1827.[1]

Craig first lived at Manchester, but settled in London about 1791. He was painter in water-colours to the Queen, and miniature painter to the Duke and Duchess of York. He also excelled as a draughtsman on wood, and as a book illustrator, and he published in 1821 'Lectures on Drawing, Painting, and Engraving.' He is said to have been a nephew of Thomson, the poet. 'The Wounded Soldier' by him is in the Water-Colour Gallery at the South Kensington Museum.

One of his pupils was the mouth-painter Sarah Biffen (1784–1850).


  1. ^ Peach, Annette. "Craig, William Marshall". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/6583. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)


  • Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainBryan, Michael (1886). "Craig, William Marshall". In Graves, Robert Edmund (ed.). Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (A–K). Vol. I (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons.