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Sir Hubert von Herkomer (1849-1914), Painter and illustrator

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sitter in 10 portraits
Artist associated with 47 portraits
Born in Germany, Herkomer's family settled in England, where he studied painting at Southampton and the South Kensington Schools. He worked first as an illustrator, but soon achieved great popular success with his subject paintings depicting the lives of the poor. He turned increasingly towards portraiture in the 1880s, and became one of the most successful and wealthy portraitists of the period. Herkomer built his own house, 'Lululaund' at Bushey, Hertfordshire, where he later experimented in various media, including mezzotint and enamels, as well as becoming absorbed in the possibilities of film in his last years.

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3175

Sir Hubert von Herkomer

by Ernest Borough Johnson
oil on paper, 1892
On display in Room 29 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3175

Ax27644

Sir Hubert von Herkomer

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Eglington & Co
carbon print, published 1893
NPG Ax27644

x17950

Sir Hubert von Herkomer

by Unknown photographer
cabinet card, circa 1900?
NPG x17950

D35708

Hubert Herkomer A.R.A. and his Children

by Sir Hubert von Herkomer, published by The British and Foreign Artists' Association
etching, published 1 April 1880 (1879)
NPG D35708