Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue
Sir Hubert von Herkomer (1849-1914), Painter and illustrator
Herkomer’s reputation dwindled posthumously, but his subjects are now regarded as a significant strand in nineteenth-century art. He is described as a man of prodigious energies and self-regard: ‘Such a d—d mass of egotism I never met before, not even in an artist; but it disarms you and wins you by its naivety and honest audacity.’  Although a generous teacher and philanthropist, he also had ‘an exceptional faculty for rousing resentments and enmities’.  In appearance he described himself as having had jet-black hair and black eyes, with a sallow complexion. 
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Referencesback to topBaldry 1901
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