Francis Swain Ward
Francis Swain Ward (1734-1805), landscape painter. Was born in London about 1750, and studied his art there. In 1769 he was elected a member of the Free Society of Artists. He travelled in England and Wales, and made sketches and drawings of the ancient castles and mansions, from which he painted pictures both in oil and water-colors. Later he entered the service of the East India Company, and went to Calcutta, and there are numerous drawings by him of the Indian pagodas, tombs and rums. He died about 1805.
Dictionary of Artists of the English School (1878) pg. 478.