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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
Painter; born in Germany, his 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; experimented in various media, including mezzotint and enamels, and in his last years became absorbed in the possibilities of film.

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Sir Hubert von Herkomer

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


Sir Hubert von Herkomer

by Unknown photographer
cabinet card, circa 1900?
NPG x17950


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