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William Henry Margetson (1861 - 1940)

Figure painter in oil and water-colour. Born in London and was educated at Dulwich College. Studied art at South Kensington and at the R.A. Schools. Exhibited at the principal London galleries from 1881, mainly at the R.A., RA., R.B.A., R.O.I, and Grosvenor Gallery. Elected R.I. 1909. Principal works include The Sea Hath its Pearls, Flowers of the Field, Wonders of the Shore and Virgin at the Loom. Lived for some years at Wallingford in Berkshire and died on 2nd January 1940.