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Luke Fildes (1843-1927), Illustrator and genre and portrait painter

Sir (Samuel) Luke Fildes

Sitter in 14 portraits
Artist associated with 13 portraits
Sir (Samuel) Luke Fildes first studied art at the Mechanics Institute in Liverpool and at the nearby Warrington School of Art. In 1863 he won a scholarship that enabled him to study at the South Kensington Art School in London and subsequently at the Royal Academy Schools. By the late 1860s he was earning money as an illustrator for such popular periodicals as the Cornhill Magazine and Once a Week.

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1889

Queen Alexandra

after Sir (Samuel) Luke Fildes
oil on canvas, 1920 (1894)
NPG 1889

1691

King Edward VII

replica by Sir (Samuel) Luke Fildes
oil on canvas, (1902)
NPG 1691

4843

Sir Paul Fildes

by Sir (Samuel) Luke Fildes
oil on canvas, 1919
NPG 4843

x135439

Charles Dickens, his characters and the empty chair

after Unknown artist, possibly Harriet Smart Callow, after John & Charles Watkins, and after Sir (Samuel) Luke Fildes
albumen print, 1872
On display in Room 37 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x135439

D34015

King George V

published by The Graphic, after Sir (Samuel) Luke Fildes
colour relief print, published 1893 (1893)
NPG D34015

D34015

King George V

published by The Graphic, after Sir (Samuel) Luke Fildes
colour relief print, published 1893 (1893)
NPG D34015

D34065

Queen Mary

published by The Graphic, after Sir (Samuel) Luke Fildes
colour relief print, published 1893 (1893)
NPG D34065

D34065

Queen Mary

published by The Graphic, after Sir (Samuel) Luke Fildes
colour relief print, published 1893 (1893)
NPG D34065

D33956

Queen Alexandra

by Frédéric Auguste La Guillermie, published by Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd, after Sir (Samuel) Luke Fildes
etching, 1895 (1894)
NPG D33956

D33852

King Edward VII

published by The Graphic, after Sir (Samuel) Luke Fildes
relief halftone, published 11 May 1910 (8 May 1910)
NPG D33852

D33852

King Edward VII

published by The Graphic, after Sir (Samuel) Luke Fildes
relief halftone, published 11 May 1910 (8 May 1910)
NPG D33852

D39712

Cecil John Rhodes

after Sir (Samuel) Luke Fildes
photograph, 1955 or before (1899)
NPG D39712

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