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John Seymour Lucas (1849-1923), Historical and portrait painter

Sitter in 9 portraits
Artist associated with 6 portraits
Born into a family of artists, Lucas at first trained as a wood-carver but soon turned to painting, studying at the St Martin's Lane Art School and the Royal Academy Schools. He was a constant exhibitor at the Academy from 1872, specialising in historical genre pictures. Equipped with a thorough knowledge of historical costume, Lucas was one of the most successful proponents of the vogue for seventeenth and eighteenth-century subjects, painting works such as After Culloden - Rebel Hunting (1884) and St. Paul's: the King's Visit to Wren (1888). He was also a portraitist and became a full Royal Academician in 1898.

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D7346

Richard Everard Webster, Viscount Alverstone

published by The Graphic, after John Seymour Lucas
colour photogravure, published 21 June 1902
NPG D7346

D7347

Richard Everard Webster, Viscount Alverstone

published by The Graphic, after John Seymour Lucas
colour photogravure, published 21 June 1902
NPG D7347

D34016

King George V

published by The Graphic, after John Seymour Lucas
colour relief print, published 18 July 1908 (1908)
NPG D34016

D34066

Queen Mary

published by The Graphic, after John Seymour Lucas
photogravure, published 18 July 1908 (1908)
NPG D34066