William Percy (1820–1903) was a portrait artist of Manchester, England.Percy was a founder of the Manchester Academy of Art in 1845. As he wrote later:First - to institute a class for the study of the antique and the living model - the want of which has been long felt by the students and artists of this town as an insuperable bar to professional advancement. Secondly - to collect a library for reference, comprising history, poetry, archeology, optics, anatomy, chemistry, as applied to colour, architecture, sculpture, painting and engraving.In 1882, Percy's painting of poet Edwin Waugh was hung at the Manchester Art Gallery.At an exhibit of 51 of his portraits in 1885, The Manchester Literary Club remarked that, in his water colours of children, Percy was "almost without a rival among living painters."
[Ed. by J. Haslewood].
Edited, with introduction and notes, by the Rev. Alexander B. Grosart; With reproduction of original t.-p; "Limited to fifty copies, of which this is no. 20. Proof-sheets and waste pages have been destroyed."
by W. Percy. First printed in 1594; Edited by Samuel E. Byrdges; With reproduction of original t.-p.: Sonnets to the fairest Coelia ... London: Printed by Adam Islip, for W. P. 1594