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William Traies (1789-1872)

Biography of English painter William Traies (1789-1872)

William Traies (1782-1872), an English painter, was born in Crediton in Devon in 1789. Traies gained a reputation as The Devon Claude through his well conceived, romantic and idealized landscapes.

Traies exhibited at the RA and The Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter.

His patrons included the Rev Carrington of Bridford and Rev Patch of Trinity in Exeter. He had a studio at Whiteway, Chudleigh for 40 years.

Traies died in 1872 at Parkeswell Cottage, Topsham Road, Exeter.

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Lot FS25/363

Lot FS25/363: William Traies [1789-1872] - An Upland River Landscape, Figures in the Foreground, Hills Beyond

William Traies [1789-1872] - An upland river landscape, figures in the foreground, hills beyond - signed and dated 1859 bottom centre right oil on canvas 62 x 87.5cm.

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000
Realised: £2,400

Lot FS25/363A

Lot FS25/363a: William Traies [1789-1872] - Figure on A Wooden Bridge, A Pond and Ducks in the Foreground; Figures, Horse and Cart Crossing A Bridge

William Traies [1789-1872] - Figure on a wooden bridge, a pond and ducks in the foreground; Figures, horse and cart crossing a bridge - a pair, the first signed W Traies oils on board each 24.5 x 29cm .

Estimate: £800 - £1,200
Realised: £700