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William Howard Yorke

William Howard Yorke was born November 4th, 1847, in Saint John, New Brunswick. His father, William Gay Yorke, also a marine artist, was from St. John, New Brunswick. In the 1850ís, the family moved to Liverpool, where William worked in competition with Samuel Walters and Joseph Heard. William Howard Yorke is known mainly as a skillful ship portraitist. He had an enormous output, only working for local patrons. He received painting commissions from many senior merchant seamen and ship owners. There are ten examples of this artist's work in the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England as well as paintings in the collections of the Manx Museum, the Mystic Seaport Museum, the Peabody Museum of Salem and the Maritime Museums in San Francisco and Liverpool.


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