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Sir Hubert von Herkomer

(1849-1914), Painter and illustrator

Sitter in 11 portraits
Artist associated with 47 portraits
Born in Germany, Herkomer's family settled in England, where he studied painting at Southampton and the South Kensington Schools. He worked first as an illustrator, but soon achieved great popular success with his subject paintings depicting the lives of the poor. He turned increasingly towards portraiture in the 1880s, and became one of the most successful and wealthy portraitists of the period. Herkomer built his own house, 'Lululaund' at Bushey, Hertfordshire, where he later experimented in various media, including mezzotint and enamels, as well as becoming absorbed in the possibilities of film in his last years.

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Richard Assheton Cross, 1st Viscount Cross, by Sir Hubert von Herkomer - NPG 2946

Richard Assheton Cross, 1st Viscount Cross

by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
oil on canvas, 1882
NPG 2946

Dinah Maria Craik (née Mulock), by Sir Hubert von Herkomer - NPG 3304

Dinah Maria Craik (née Mulock)

by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
oil on canvas, 1887
NPG 3304

Thomas Hawksley, by Sir Hubert von Herkomer - NPG 4973

Thomas Hawksley

by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
oil on canvas, 1887
NPG 4973

John Couch Adams, by Sir Hubert von Herkomer - NPG 1842

John Couch Adams

by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
oil on canvas, 1888
On display at Lawrence House Museum, Launceston
NPG 1842

Joseph Moses Levy, by Sir Hubert von Herkomer - NPG 4760

Joseph Moses Levy

by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
oil on canvas, exhibited 1888
NPG 4760

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, by Sir Hubert von Herkomer, and  Frederick Goodall - NPG 1782

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

by Sir Hubert von Herkomer, and Frederick Goodall
oil on canvas, 1890
On display in Room 23 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1782

Sir George Dashwood Taubman Goldie, by Sir Hubert von Herkomer - NPG 2512

Sir George Dashwood Taubman Goldie

by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
oil on canvas, 1898
NPG 2512

Sir George Grey, by Sir Hubert von Herkomer - NPG 1290

Sir George Grey

by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
oil on canvas, 1901
NPG 1290

Mandell Creighton, by Sir Hubert von Herkomer - NPG 1335

Mandell Creighton

by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
oil on canvas, 1902
NPG 1335

Joe Chamberlain, by Sir Hubert von Herkomer - NPG 2779

Joe Chamberlain

by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
chalk, 1903
NPG 2779

Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, by Sir Hubert von Herkomer - NPG 5991

Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell

by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
oil on canvas, 1903
On display in Room 23 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5991

Nathaniel Charles Rothschild, by Sir Hubert von Herkomer - NPG 6664

Nathaniel Charles Rothschild

by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
oil on canvas, 1908
NPG 6664

John Arbuthnot Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher, by Sir Hubert von Herkomer - NPG 2805

John Arbuthnot Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher

by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
oil on canvas, 1911
NPG 2805

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Sir Hubert von Herkomer, published by  Goupil & Co - NPG D40523

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Sir Hubert von Herkomer, published by Goupil & Co
etching, published 1 December 1879
NPG D40523

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