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Sir Hubert von Herkomer (1849-1914), Painter and illustrator

Sitter in 10 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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2946

Richard Assheton Cross, 1st Viscount Cross

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

3304

Dinah Maria Craik (née Mulock)

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

4973

Thomas Hawksley

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

1842

John Couch Adams

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

4760

Joseph Moses Levy

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

1782

Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

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

2512

Sir George Dashwood Taubman Goldie

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

1290

Sir George Grey

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

1335

Mandell Creighton

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

2779

Joe Chamberlain

by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
chalk, 1903
NPG 2779

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

6664

Nathaniel Charles Rothschild

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

2805

John Arbuthnot Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher

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

D33439

John Ruskin

by Sir Hubert von Herkomer, published by Fine Art Society Ltd
mezzotint and etching, published 21 July 1880 (1879)
NPG D33439