Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

William Logsdail (1859-1944), Painter

By other artists

Self-portraitsback to top

Oil on canvas, signed and dated 1919; coll. Logsdail family. Exh. William Logsdail, Usher G., Lincoln, 1994 (34, not ill.).

Oil on board, head-and-shoulders, profile to right, smoking pipe; Usher AG, Lincoln, UG 83/35. Exh. William Logsdail, Usher G., Lincoln, 1994 (35).
The prime late portrait for Logsdail in a public collection.

Oil on canvas, whole-length, full-face, slightly to right, at easel; coll. Logsdail family. Exh. William Logsdail, Usher G., Lincoln, 1994 (36, ill.).

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exh. 1887
Oil on canvas by W. Logsdail, The Bank and Royal Exchange, signed lower left, head, three-quarters to left wearing a bowler hat, between Fred Villiers (full-face, top hat) and Tom Lloyd (profile, striped cap), with four members of the Waterhouse family (John William Waterhouse was Logsdail’s neighbour at Primrose Hill Studios) and Lance Calkin among the figures on the omnibus at lower right; untraced; H.Y. Duke & Son Auctioneers, Dorchester, 2 July 1998 (200, ill.). Exh. RA 1887 (723). The head of Logsdail was painted in by J.W. Waterhouse. [1]

exh. 1889
Oil painting by Lance Calkin; untraced. Exh. RA 1889 (561).

Pencil drawing by (William) Walker Hodgson; see NPG 5899.

exh. 1919
Portrait by Kay Edmunds [K. McKay Edmunds?]; untraced. Exh. RSPP 1919 (158).

Photographsback to top

Snapshots in family albums, some repr. Lincoln 1994. See Lincoln 1994, p.7 for a photograph of Logsdail in his London studio, late 1880s–90s; coll. Logsdail family.

reg. 1889
Platinum print by Ralph Winwood Robinson, whole-length, head three-quarters to left, seated in studio, dog at right; reg. for copyright 1889 Aug. 20: National Archives (COPY 1/397/271). [2]
A prime photograph early in Logsdail’s career.

Undated photograph

Photograph by unidentified photographer, head-and-shoulders to left; process block print, BM, London (ref. O’Donoghue 1908–22, vol.3 [1]).

1) See Lincoln 1994, p.11, and a letter from Logsdail to an unknown patron, 13 May 1917 (untraced; copy NPG AB [Logsdail]), for the collaboration with Waterhouse.
2) Logsdail was never elected RA and this image is not included in the set published by R.W. Robinson, Members and Associates of the Royal Academy of Arts, 1891.

Carol Blackett-Ord