Fielding Antony Vandyke Copley
Fielding, Antony Vandyke Copley (1787-1855), a noted English painter in water-colours. He began to exhibit in 1810, at the Society of Water Colours, and at the Royal Academy in 1811; but most of his works were sent to the watercolour exhibitions, and he became successively a member, secretary, treasurer, and (from 1831) president of the Royal Society of Water Colour Painters. For some time he lived in Sussex, and some of his most successful pictures were views taken in the South Downs. He also painted well storms at sea and British lake and mountain scenery, and also painted a few pictures in oil.