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.