Walter William Ouless Sir Donald Currie, 1825 - 1909. Shipping magnate and educational benefactor 1908


Born 1848
Died 1933
Nationality English
Birth place Saint Hélier
Death place London

Walter William Ouless was born on Jersey, the son of a painter of marine subjects. Ouless first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1869 and was made a member of the Academy in 1881. He initially focussed on history painting, but on the advice of Sir John E. Millais switched to portraiture. His sitters included many of the leading figures of nineteenth and early twentieth century Britain, including Charles Darwin, Thomas Hardy and Edward VII.