Theodore Blake Wirgman (1848-1925), Painter and engraver
Artist associated with 25 portraits
The painter and illustrator T. B. Wirgman came from a Swedish family, but grew up in London, studying at the Royal Academy Schools from the age of fifteen. He worked for a while in Paris before returning to London. Wirgman produced a series of portraits for Graphic magazine, and continued to draw and paint portraits thereafter, including producing a series of illustrations of British sculptors for Century magazine. As well as portraits, Wirgman also painted contemporary and historical genre subjects.
by Charles Roberts, after Theodore Blake Wirgman
wood engraving, published 1898