Artist biography

R. Caton WOODVILLE 1856–1927

Painter and illustrator, chiefly of historical and military subjects. Born 7 January 1856 in London, son of an American painter of the same name who had settled in London in 1852. Studied in Düsseldorf under Eduard von Gebhardt and in Paris under Gérôme. Worked most of his life for The Illustrated London News and reported the Russo-Turkish War of 1878, the Egyptian campaign of 1882. the Boer War and the First World War. Exhibited at the R.A. from 1879; member of the R.I. 1882. Accompanied the Duke of Clarence on his Indian tour in 1889–90 and also executed commissions for Queen Victoria. Author of Random Reminiscences 1913. Died 17 August 1927 in London.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II