William Edward Millner (British, 1849–1895)

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William Edward Millner (British, 1849–1895)

Loading the Donkey

Oil on Canvas

  • Signed with the artist's monogram lower right.
  • Similar listed to £12,500.00 GBP at auction
  • Painting - 61cm x 51cm
  • Frame - 88cm x 77cm 


A superb example of the work of William Edward Millner depicting farmer and his wife with a donkey with buildings beyond.  Signed with the artist's monogram lower right. 


In very fine condition.  Professionally lined and conserved in the late 20th century.  Clean, most attractive, well framed and ready to hang.

Artist Information

William Edward Millner was a painter of rustic genre scenes and animals, especially horses, he lived all his life in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. His father, who had the same forenames and who died in 1870, was also a local artist and teacher; he exhibited two pictures at the British Institution in 1845.  Millner exhibited eleven pictures at the Royal Academy between 1869 and 1896 (the last posthumously). Nearly all were genre scenes inspired by the day-to-day life of the Lincolnshire farming community. He is represented in the Tate by a single picture, A Wayside Gossip, dated 1872, and there are a number of paintings at the Gainsborough Old Hall Museum in his native town.