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St John's Wood Clique


11 People in artist grouping:

Primarily concerned with professional visibility and career advancement, made possible by the social mobility of Victorian society, the St John's Wood Clique or Group as they were sometimes known, active from 1869-1890, provided artists with a space to receive constructive criticism of their work from their peers and make important professional connections. Predominantly producing work in the 'Historic genre' style, the Clique where inspired by the works of Shakespeare and events from British history. Institutions such as the Dudley Gallery, The Royal Watercolour Society and, most prestigiously The Royal Academy would support this group of artists, living in the St John's Wood area of North London. The Clique, which had been largely forgotten by the beginning of the 20th century, was also renowned for its social gatherings, involving elaborate historical costumes and merry-making.

George Du Maurier

George Du Maurier

1834-1896
Illustrator, cartoonist and novelist
Sitter in 18 portraits | Artist associated with 5 portraits
Valentine Cameron Prinsep

Valentine Cameron Prinsep

1838-1904
Artist and writer
Sitter in 7 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
David Wilkie Wynfield

David Wilkie Wynfield

1837-1887
Painter and photographer
Sitter in 2 portraits | Artist associated with 34 portraits
Philip Hermogenes Calderon

Philip Hermogenes Calderon

1833-1898
Historical and genre painter
Sitter in 12 portraits | Artist associated with 2 portraits
Eyre Crowe

Eyre Crowe

1824-1910
Painter
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist associated with 3 portraits
John Evan Hodgson

John Evan Hodgson

1831-1895
Genre painter
Sitter in 5 portraits
George Dunlop Leslie

George Dunlop Leslie

1835-1921
Painter and writer; son of Charles Robert Leslie
Sitter in 7 portraits
George Adolphus Storey

George Adolphus Storey

1834-1919
Painter
Sitter in 12 portraits
Frederick Walker

Frederick Walker

1840-1875
Painter and illustrator
Sitter in 11 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait