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Arthur Hacker

(1858-1919), Painter

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 6 portraits
The son of an engraver, Arthur Hacker studied at the Royal Academy between 1867 and 1880, and at the Atelier Bonnat in Paris. He began exhibiting at the Royal Academy at the age of twenty, soon attracting public notice. In the early 1880s he visited Paris, Spain, and north Africa, the latter providing the setting for his painting Pelagia and Philammon, exhibited at the Grosvenor Gallery, London, in 1887. He became an associate of the Royal Academy in 1893 and a full member in 1910. Towards the end of his career, he turned to society portraiture, as the British public's taste for his female nudes and intense religious subjects had waned.

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The Alma-Tadema Banquet, by Fradelle & Young - NPG x19022

The Alma-Tadema Banquet

by Fradelle & Young
carbon print, 4 November 1899
NPG x19022

Arthur Hacker, by Unknown photographer - NPG x17212

Arthur Hacker

by Unknown photographer
bromide print on card mount, 1910s
NPG x17212

Arthur Hacker, by James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax39215

Arthur Hacker

by James Russell & Sons
platinum print, 1910s
NPG Ax39215

Arthur Hacker, by Fred Roe - NPG D43107

Arthur Hacker

by Fred Roe
pencil, 4 May 1914
NPG D43107


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