Born in Lincoln, England, in 1859, William Logsdail was a successful genre painter of seascapes and town views.
He was taught by Taylor at the Lincoln Academy and continued his studies at the Academy of Antwerp. He worked in Venice for a long period and between 1887 and 1892 he visited Egypt. His painting Fish Market At Anvers was purchased by Queen Victoria.
Logsdail died in 1944.