Henry Ryland (1856-1924) was a British painter, book illustrator, decorator and designer. He studied in London at the South Kensington Art School, and exhibited at the Grosvenor Gallery, and from 1890 at the Royal Academy. He also was a regular exhibitor at the New Gallery and the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours. Ryland's style mixed themes from the Neo-Classical and Pre-Raphaelite movements.
Although he did paint in oils, he specialized in highly finished watercolour paintings containing images of young women in classical draperies on marble terraces. Subjects of this type were popularized by Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Albert Moore and J. W. Godward. Unlike Moore he rarely painted nudes. His watercolours were widely reproduced as prints. Ryland also designed stained glass and his woodcuts were used in a number of magazines, including the English Illustrated Magazine in the 1880s and 1890s.
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