Luke Fildes(1843-1927), Illustrator and genre and portrait painter
Sir (Samuel) Luke Fildes
Sitter in 14 portraits
Artist associated with 13 portraits
Sir (Samuel) Luke Fildes first studied art at the Mechanics Institute in Liverpool and at the nearby Warrington School of Art. In 1863 he won a scholarship that enabled him to study at the South Kensington Art School in London and subsequently at the Royal Academy Schools. By the late 1860s he was earning money as an illustrator for such popular periodicals as the Cornhill Magazine and Once a Week.
possibly after Harriet Anne Callow (née Smart), after John & Charles Watkins, and after Luke Fildes
albumen print, 1872
- Sir Paul Fildes (son)
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