William S Taylor (1920 - 2010)

Figure in Landscape, 1953

SKU: 1070
Signed, dated, numbered 2/10 and inscribed with title


Height – 15.2cm x Width – 25.4cm


The Artist’s Studio

Literature: Llewellyn, Sacha, and Paul Liss. Portrait of an Artist. Liss Llewellyn, 2021, p.241.

The model for this etching the artist’s wife Audrey Wallis, (1919-1997).

Wallis was a sculptor and painter, was born in Whitchurch, Devon. She attended Leicester College of Art, 1936-40 and then won a scholarship to the RCA 1940-43. She was awarded a silver medal and a distinction for her work there and spent the next five years teaching art in York and Rotherham. She taught at Sheffield College of Art from 1948-80.

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William S Taylor
William S
1920 - 2010

Painter, teacher, writer, exhibition organiser and film-maker, born in Sheffield. He studied at Sheffield College of Art, 1936-39, and at the Royal College of Art, 1939-43. He taught at Sheffield College of Art where in 1963 he established the History of Art Department. He was Dean of the Faculty of Art and Design at Sheffield Polytechnic, 1972-75. He holds a Master of Philosophy degree in art history from Nottingham University. He has organised major shows of Aubrey Beardsley and Edward Burne-Jones at Mappin Art Gallery and made the film Portrait of Beardsley. He has exhibited at the RA, NEAC, at Leicester and Redfern Galleries and in New Zealand and Canada. Taylor’s pictures combine figure and landscape with strong Neo-Romantic overtones, and are saturated with lyricism and a sense of longing. His wife Audrey (Wallis) a talented sculptor and painter who won a scholarship to the RCA 1940-43 was both his model and muse.

With thanks to


SKU: 11557

William S Taylor (1920 - 2010)

Figure in Landscape (The artist’s wife, Audrey Wallace)


SKU: 11556

William S Taylor (1920 - 2010)

The Sunne Rising, circa 1953


SKU: 10429

William S Taylor (1920 - 2010)

Portrait of the Artists Wife Audrey, circa 1950


SKU: 9537

William S Taylor (1920 - 2010)

Three quarter lenght female nude, life drawing


SKU: 9538

William S Taylor (1920 - 2010)

Audrey standing, full length three quarter view nude, with coat over shoulder


SKU: 9534

William S Taylor (1920 - 2010)

Old Lake Rd Ambleside, ’42


SKU: 9535

William S Taylor (1920 - 2010)

Full length profile view of female model standing with hands on hips


SKU: 8971

William S Taylor (1920 - 2010)

Woman preparing food outdoors, 1950


SKU: 8969

William S Taylor (1920 - 2010)

Interior scene with woman reading by candlelight, 1943
SKU: 8962

William S Taylor (1920 - 2010)

Sitting room at Ambleside


SKU: 8964

William S Taylor (1920 - 2010)

The Sunne Rising


SKU: 8951

William S Taylor (1920 - 2010)

Women chatting in garden


SKU: 8952

William S Taylor (1920 - 2010)

Mother, Brighton Lane, ’40/2


SKU: 8954

William S Taylor (1920 - 2010)

Audrey, ’47


SKU: 8883

William S Taylor (1920 - 2010)

Study for Shepherd, 1943


SKU: 8884

William S Taylor (1920 - 2010)

Audrey putting on gloves, ’42


SKU: 8885

William S Taylor (1920 - 2010)

Audrey in profile by the artist’s table


SKU: 8879

William S Taylor (1920 - 2010)

Study for Portrait (Ina Ades ?), 1943


SKU: 8874

William S Taylor (1920 - 2010)

Helen, 1942


SKU: 8866

William S Taylor (1920 - 2010)

Standing female nude, profile view