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William Stewart Watson (Scottish, 1800 - 1870)
William Stewart Watson was born in 1800 and died in Edinburgh in 1870. His style seems based on the work of his contemporary Sir William Allan, a successful Royal Academy painter. Stewart Watson is said to have practised for some years in America, but he was in Rome in 1840 and in London between 1843 and 1847, after which he settled in Edinburgh where he remained for the rest of his life. The artist's favourite subjects were portraits and history paintings. In addition to painting, Stewart Watson often used other techniques and materials such as ink, watercolour, chalk and charcoal. He is also known as a miniature painter.