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John Seymour Lucas (1849-1923), Historical and portrait painter

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sitter in 10 portraits
Artist associated with 6 portraits
Born into a family of artists, Lucas at first trained as a wood-carver but soon turned to painting, studying at the St Martin's Lane Art School and the Royal Academy Schools. He was a constant exhibitor at the Academy from 1872, specialising in historical genre pictures. Equipped with a thorough knowledge of historical costume, Lucas was one of the most successful proponents of the vogue for seventeenth and eighteenth-century subjects, painting works such as After Culloden - Rebel Hunting (1884) and St. Paul's: the King's Visit to Wren (1888). He was also a portraitist and became a full Royal Academician in 1898.

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The Alma-Tadema Banquet

by Fradelle & Young
carbon print, 4 November 1899
NPG x19022


John Seymour Lucas

by Richard William Thomas, published by Charles William Faulkner & Co ('C.W.F. & Co')
postcard print, circa 1901
NPG x136027


John Seymour Lucas

by Frederic G. Hodsoll
glossy sepia bromide print on card mount, 1903
NPG Ax25165


John Seymour Lucas

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 1914 or before
NPG x135946


John Seymour Lucas

by Richard William Thomas, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, circa 1901
NPG x197683


John Seymour Lucas

by Ernest Herbert ('E.H.') Mills, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, circa 1904
NPG x197698


John Seymour Lucas ('Men of the Day. No. 768.')

by 'N'
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 14 December 1899
NPG D44991