W. S. Stacey

Walter Sydney Stacey (1846-1929) was best known for his watercolours, illustrations, and genre and landscape paintings. He was born in Stockwell, London, and studied at the Royal Academy Schools. Stacey exhibited extensively throughout his life. Beginning in 1872, Stacey exhibited at the Royal Academy, and later at Society of British Artists, Suffolk Street, the Royal Society of British Artists, and the Newlyn Art Gallery. Stacey had six children, three sons and three daughters, with his wife Amy Stacey. They lived in Hampstead, London, between 1891 and 1902, and later moved to New Milton, Hampshire, and Newton Abbot, Devon. Stacey was a member of the Society of British Artists; the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours; and Vice President of the Old Dudley Art Society. In English Illustration: The Nineties (1975) James Thorpe complimented Stacey as "a graceful and deft artist with the pen" (139).

Further Reading


Thorpe, James. English Illustration: The Nineties. New York: Hacker Art Books, 1975. Print.


W S Stacey. Cornwall Artists Index. Ed. Helen Hoyle. The West Cornwall Arts Archive.

Illustrations by W. S. Stacey



Aduskyfaceddd5 A dusky-faced ruffian came to the door of the diligence. Dr. Therne. Dawn of the Day, no. 265. January 1900
Afrienddd221 A friend told me that one of the children was dead. Dr. Therne. Dawn of the Day, no. 274. October 1900
Andtheredd270 And there, patent on the arm... were those proofs of my infamy. Dr. Therne. Dawn of the Day, no. 276. December 1900
Aninspectordd73 An inspector of police called upon me with a warrant of arrest. Dr. Therne. Dawn of the Day, no. 268. April 1900

Antoniopointeddd25 Antonio pointed out to us the 'hacienda' of Concepcion. Dr. Therne. Dawn of the Day, no. 266. February 1900
Antonioseateddd28 Antonio seated against the water tank groaning and writhing. Dr. Therne. Dawn of the Day, no. 266. February 1900
Atelegramdd173 A telegram which I opened. Dr. Therne. Dawn of the Day, no. 272. August 1900
Facetodd265 Face to face with my daughter Jane. Dr. Therne. Dawn of the Day, no. 276. December 1900

Goingtodd102 Going to a medicine chest I reflected a little. Dr. Therne. Dawn of the Day, no. 269. May 1900
Helifteddd121 He lifted the glass of prussic acid. Dr. Therne. Dawn of the Day, no. 270. June 1900
Heopeneddd76 He opened the front door and went out. Dr. Therne. Dawn of the Day, no. 268. April 1900
Hesawdd169 He saw me and sprang forward. Dr. Therne. Dawn of the Day, no. 272. August 1900