Cecil LAWSON 1851–1882
Landscape painter. Born 3 December 1851 at Wellington, Shropshire. Son of a portrait painter, under whom he studied. At first drew for magazines but exhibited oils at the R.A. from 1870 and also at the Grosvenor Gallery. Visited the Riviera for his health 1881. Died in London 10 June 1882. Memorial exhibition at the Grosvenor Gallery winter 1882–3.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I