"William Lamb Picknell was born in Massachusetts in 1853. He died in Marblehead, MA in 1897. Pupil of George Inness in Rome, and of Gerome in Paris; painted in Brittany for several years under Robert Wylie. Awarded honorable mention, Paris Salon, 1880. Member of Society of American Artists; was elected an Associate of the National Academy of Design; Society of British Artists. Represented by "The Road to Concarneau," painted 1880, in the Corcoran Art Gallery, Washington, DC." DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN PAINTERS; Mantle Fielding, Apollo.