Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue
John Seymour Lucas (1849-1923), Historical and portrait painter
Lucas was always heart and soul in any sort of ‘lark,’ and spared few of his friends from his harmless practical jokes. As a student of the Academy he was always first and foremost in ‘rags’ worthy of St Bartholomew’s or Guy’s. It is difficult to picture the staid R.A. of later years leading a gang of students up the middle of Piccadilly, beating time to their song with a maulstick!
Footnotesback to top
1) Fea 1927, pp.177–9 passim.
2) Vanity Fair, 14 Dec. 1899, p.405.
3) Fea 1927, p.187. For further biographical references see Lane & Browne 1906; Who Was Who 1916–28; Connoisseur, vol.66, 1923, p.14 (obits); and Wood 1995.
Referencesback to topFea 1927
Fea, A., Recollections of Sixty Years, London, 1927.
Jones et al. 1996
Jones, S., and others, Frederic Leighton 1830–1896, exh. cat., Royal Academy, London, 1996.
Lane & Browne 1906
Lane, W.C., and N.E. Browne, eds, A.L.A. [American Library Association] Portrait Index, Washington, DC, 1906.
Prominent Men of London, Shaftesbury Press, London, 1907–9.
Maas, J., The Victorian Art World in Photographs, London, 1984
Ormond & Ormond 1975
Ormond, L., and R. Ormond, Lord Leighton, London, 1975.
Ormond & Kilmurray 2003
Ormond, R., and E. Kilmurray, John Singer Sargent: The Later Portraits, New Haven and London, 2003.
Salisbury, F.O., Sarum Chase, London, 1953.
Swanson, V.G., Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema: Painter of the Victorian Vision of the Ancient World, London, 1977.
Wood, C., Victorian Painters, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1995.
Uglow, N., ‘Lucas, John Seymour (1849-1923)’, ODNB, Oxford, online ed., May 2011.