William Lee-Hankey was a painter and etcher of landscapes, figure subjects, and harbour scenes. Lee-Hankey was born in Chester in 1869. He Studied at Chester School of Art, Royal College of Art and in Paris and served with Artists Rifles from 1915 to 1918. For many years he lived in France and painted the majority of his pictures in Normandy, Brittany and on the Cote d'Azure. He won many medals and became an elected member of many of the major art institutions, including the Royal Institute. His work is represented in collections both in England and abroad. Exhibited: The Royal Academy(From 1893)The Old Watercolour Society, The New Watercolour Society, The Royal Institute of Painters in Oil Colours.