h1 classbiography Samuel Waller (1850 - 1903)h1Samuel Edmund Waller ROI (18 June 1850 - 14 June 1903) was an English painter of animals historical and genre scenes who painted in oils. His father Frederick Sandham Waller was an architect practising in Gloucester and restored considerable portions ofGloucester Cathedral. Young Waller studied at Gloucester School of Art under John Kemp and at the RA Schools from 1869 and went through a course of architectural studies in his fathers office.The training proved of service to him as many of his pictures have architectural backgrounds. Exhibited at the RA from 1871 and in 1872 he went to Iceland and published an illustrated account of his travels entitledSix Weeks in the Saddle. Elected ROI 1883 and worked as an illustrator for The Graphic from 1873. He was an excellent equestrian painter and painted several fox-hunting scenes including The Huntsmans Courtship dated 1899 An Afternoon Ride dated 1894 The day of Reckoning and At the Window dated 1891 (the latter not a hunting scene but a rather genre interpretation of a lady and gentleman by a window feeding sugar lumps to a horse). His chief and best-known pictures wereJealous(1875) now in National Gallery MelbourneThe Way of the World(1876)Home (1877) now in theArt Gallery of New South WalesThe Empty Saddle(1879) with an architectural setting taken fromBurford Priory Oxforshire Success (1881) and Sweethearts and Wives (1882) both in the Tate Gallery. Later works are The Day of Reckoning (1883) Peril (1886) The Morning of Agincourt (1888) In His Fathers Footsteps (1889) Dawn (1890) One-and-Twenty (1991) The Ruined Sanctuary (1892) Alone (1896) Safe (1898) Mt Hero (1902).