Atkins, William E. (1842-1910) UK (1)

Category: PAINTERS

AtkinsWEVWilliam Edward Atkins was born in Portsmouth in 1842, the youngest child of George Henry Atkins (1811-1872), artist and organist of the Portsmouth Royal Naval Dockyard Chapel.

Atkins specialised in watercolours of naval ships and during the 1870s was the Portsmouth naval correspondent and artist for the Graphic periodical. Regards to Mervyn Doughty, who found the right artist in our BE THE EXPERT category.


Cambria and Sappho in close quarters off the Isle of Wight