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William Johnson, Landscape painter?

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William Johnson, Landscape painter?

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 9:06AM GMT
Classification: Query
Anyone out there know anything about William Johnson, bn 1831, Halesworth, Suffolk. Possibly with the middle initial of H ??
On the 1861 Census in Lambeth, as 'Artist & Colourist' - unaccounted for on the 1871 Census but turns up in Camberwell in 1881 'Artist & Landscape Painter'. By 1891 he is in Ilford, Essex, and gives his occupation as 'Artist' and in 1901 he is Halstead, Essex. Finally he makes it back to his native Halesworth, and appears on the 1911 census living back in the street where he was born, age 80, 'Artist'
I have searched for any information about him and/or his work, but there is an American artist of the same name and he is the only one who seems to come up on searches. I also contacted several auction houses to see if they had knowledge of him - to no avail.
Would love to find out more about his work, and where he was in 1871!

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