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Fred Roe (1864-1947)

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist of 6 portraits
A genre painter and illustrator, Fred Roe studied at Heatherley's School of Art and with J. Seymour Lucas. He first exhibited his art at the prestigious Royal Academy in 1877, and was elected to the RBA in 1895 and to the Royal Institute of British Painters in 1909. During his career, Roe was best known for his large historical compositions set in period costumes. He later became a leading expert and collector of antique furniture and was the author of a reference book, A History of Oak Furniture (1920).

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King Edward VII

by Fred Roe
pencil, 1905-1906
NPG 4367


Charles Cheers Wakefield, Viscount Wakefield

by Fred Roe
watercolour, 1919 or before
NPG D6667