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Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

William Frederick Yeames (1835-1918), Painter

Self-portraits
By other artists
Photographs

Self-portraitsback to top


1848
Oil on canvas, half-length to front, holding brush and palette; priv. coll. Repr. Morris & Milner 1992, p.1; and Smith 1927, p.68.

c.1884
Oil on canvas, 345 x 297mm oval, head-and-shoulders to front; Aberdeen AG, ABDAG003491. Repr. Morris & Milner 1992, no.46.


Undated self-portrait

Pencil drawing; ref. Abbott and Holder, List no.299, Aug. 1995 (90).


By other artistsback to top


1863
Design by Frederick Walker, whole-length to front, holding a wedding ring, third from left in group; untraced; ref. E.E. Leggatt (Walker) coll., 2 vols containing original letters, prints, drawings and facsimiles of images of and by Frederick Walker, BM, London, 1915,0710.1–27, vol.1, f.57, no.378. Repr. as engr. Marks 1894, vol.1, facing p.90 (as ‘A Vision of “the Clique”’); and Walkley 1994, p.190, fig.153 (where dated 1864).
See also Calderon, Hodgson, Marks, Walker, Wynfield.

1864
Design by Henry Stacy Marks, half-length, to front, right hand to forehead, hunched at base of composition in multi-figure group; untraced; ref. E.E. Leggatt (Walker) coll., 2 vols containing original letters, prints, drawings and facsimiles of images of and by Frederick Walker, BM, London, 1915,0710.1–27, vol.1, f.57, no.343. Repr. Marks 1894, vol.1, facing p.152 (as ‘Election of the A.R.As 1864’).
See also Calderon, Hodgson, Leighton, Marks, Walker.

c.1864–5
Design by Henry Stacy Marks, whole-length to right, leaning forwards with brush held out; untraced. Repr. Marks 1894, vol.1, facing p.156 (as ‘Decorating Hodgson’s Studio’); and Walkley 1994, p.38, p.121, fig.91.
See also Calderon, Hodgson.

1860s
Pen and ink drawing by Frederick Walker; ref. Abbott and Holder, List no.299, Aug. 1995 (254, described as ‘at a restaurant table’).

c.1860s
Design by John Evan Hodgson, signed ‘J. E. Hodgson’, half-length, profile to right, third from left in front row; untraced; ref. E.E. Leggatt (Walker) coll., 2 vols containing original letters, prints, drawings and facsimiles of images of and by Frederick Walker, BM, London, 1915,0710.1–27, vol.2, f.57, no.384. Repr. Marks 1894, vol.1, p.90(b) (as ‘Sermon to the Clique’).
See also Calderon, Hodgson, Marks, Walker, Wynfield.

Pen and ink sketch by Philip Hermogenes Calderon, whole-lengh to right wearing a doublet and cap with plummed feather, gesturing with right arm, left hand on hip; untraced. Repr. Smith 1927, p.152 (as 'Yeames Sings').

Pen and ink sketch by J.E. Hodgson, whole-length to right, standing before large canvas and observing model, with brush poised; untraced. Repr. Smith 1927, p.7.

1881
Pen and ink drawing, 306 x 444mm, by (Edward) Linley Sambourne for Royal Academy Banquet at Burlington House., a comic take on William Salter’s The Waterloo Banquet, signed and dated Apr. 1881, head-and-shoulders, facing forwards, second from the right on the back row of RAs; Aberdeen AG, ABDAG003898. Repr. Punch, 7 May 1881, p.206; Gould 2004, p.154, fig.122; McMaster 2008, p.70, fig.18; McMaster 2009, p.42, fig.25; and Ormond 2010, p.83, fig.30.
See also Alma-Tadema, Ansdell, Armitage, Barlow, Boehm, Boughton, Calderon, Cope, Faed, Fildes, Frith, Goodall, Herkomer, Hodgson, Holl, Horsley, Leighton, Marks, Millais, Orchardson, Pearson, Pettie, Pickersgill, Poynter, Prinsep, Sant, W.H. Thornycroft, Watts, Woolner.

exh.1882
Oil on canvas, 1282 x 2328mm, by Henry Tanworth Wells, Friends at Yewden, signed and dated ‘Henry T. Wells 1882–85’, whole-length, almost profile to left, standing fourth from left in group of eight men at the home of G.C. Schwabe; Hamburger Kunsthalle, HK-2271 (as ‘Schwabes Freunde in Yewden’). Exh. RA 1882 (261); ref. Hamburg 1886, p.8; repr. Country Life, 8 Feb. 1979, p.345; Morris & Milner 1992, p.11; and Gustav Christian Schwabe.
See also Calderon, Hodgson, Wells.

publ. 1883
Drawing by (Edward) Linley Sambourne for Royal Academy May-Pole Dance., signed and dated Apr. 1883, half-length, slightly profile to left, near the base of the maypole; untraced. Engr. by Swain repr. Punch, 12 May 1883, p.218; McMaster 2008, p.72, fig.26; and McMaster 2009, p.56, fig.33.
See also Alma-Tadema, Ansdell, Barlow, Boehm, Boughton, Calderon, Cope, Faed, Fildes, Frith, Goodall, Herkomer, Hodgson, Holl, Horsley, Leighton, Marks, Millais, Orchardson, Pettie, Pickersgill, Poynter, Prinsep, Sant, Watts.

publ. 1884
Drawing by (Edward) Linley Sambourne for Fancy Dress at the Royal Academy; or, Men of Mark in Costumes of Their Own Design., whole-length, standing, slightly profile to left at the left-hand margin of the composition; untraced. Engr. by Swain repr. Punch, 24 May 1884, p.250; McMaster 2008, p.73, fig.28; and McMaster 2009, p.58, fig.35.
See also Alma-Tadema, Calderon, Faed, Foster, Frith, Goodall, Hodgson, Holl, Horsley, Leighton, Marks, Millais, Orchardson, Pettie, Pickersgill, Poynter, Prinsep, Watts.

publ. 1887
Four drawings by Charles-Paul Renouard:
(a) The Opening of the Royal Academy: The Selecting Committee at Work, half-length, in top hat and glasses, seated next to Frederic Leighton inspecting a picture with other members of the committee at the RA; untraced. Repr. Graphic, 7 May 1887, pp.476, 477; and The Sunday Times, 5 May 1968, front page.
See also Alma-Tadema, Leighton, Marks, Orchardson, Sant, A. Waterhouse.
(b) Judging the Watercolours, head only, seated at front inspecting picture; untraced. Repr. Graphic, p.489.
See also Leighton, Marks, Sant.
(c) Searching the ‘Doubtfulls’ for one to fit, head-and-shoulders to front, with bare head; untraced. Repr. Graphic, 7 May 1887, p.488.
See also Marks, Orchardson, Sant.
(d) Royal Academicians as Porters, whole-length, to right-hand side, carrying one side of large picture frame; untraced. Repr. Graphic, 7 May 1887, pp.489.
See also Marks.

publ. 1889
Small sketch by unidentified artist for The distribution of prizes, by Sir Frederick Leighton, to the successful students of the Royal Academy schools, head-and-shoulders, profile to right, fourth from left along front row of figures; untraced. Engr. repr. Graphic, 18 Dec. 1889, p.227.
See also Calderon, Cope, Horsley, Leighton, Marks, Sant.

1891
Pen and ink drawing by G. Grenville Manton: NPG 2820.

1892
Black chalk and grey wash drawing, 387 x 292mm, by (William) Walker Hodgson, signed and dated 18 May 1892; untraced; ref. [Wood] 1984 (34). See NPG collection: 4041(1–5)


Undated portrait

Pen and ink drawing by Mary Helen Yeames; ref. Abbott and Holder, List no.302, Jan.1996 (82).


Photographsback to top



1860s
Albumen prints by John & Charles Watkins, two known poses:
(a) head-and-shoulders to left; NPG Ax14874; repr. as wood-engr. ILN, 30 June 1866, p.637.
(b) head-and-shoulders, profile to left; RA, London, 03/3689.

1863
Photographs by David Wilkie Wynfield; see NPG P88 and NPG P99.

c.1863
Albumen print, 216 x 153mm, by David Wilkie Wynfield, head-and-shoulders, profile to left, wearing historical costume; RA, London, 03/7002. Repr. Morris & Milner 1992, p.79; and Hacking 2000, pl.8.

1863–4
Albumen print by David Wilkie Wynfield, head-and-shoulders, full-face, wearing soft cap; RPS, Bath, 1993p.

Albumen print, possibly by David Wilkie Wynfield, half-length to left, right hand clutching swathe of decorative fabric, wearing small cap; repr. Sotheby’s, 21 Mar. 1975 (339).

c.1864
Albumen print by David Wilkie Wynfield, head-and-shoulders, seated to front, second from left in group with St John’s Wood Clique, probably in garden of Wynfield’s home, Park Place Villas; repr. Marks 1894, vol.1, p.182 (as ‘The St John’s Wood Clique’).
See also Calderon, Hodgson, Marks, Wynfield.

1866
Albumen print by David Wilkie Wynfield, whole-length, seated, looking to left, wearing beret, jacket and plus fours, before easel with canvas outside Hever Castle, with two others; priv. coll. Repr. Morris & Milner 1992, p.9; and Hacking 2000, p.24.
See also Calderon, Wynfield.

Albumen print by David Wilkie Wynfield, half-length to front, hand at face, seated on steps with St John’s Wood Clique at Hever Castle, Kent; priv. coll. Repr. Maas 1984, p.51, no.85.
See also Calderon, Wynfield.

Albumen print possibly by David Wilkie Wynfield, whole-length, profile to left, seated in garden, second from right in group; ref. Hacking 1998, vol.2, fig.157.

c.1877–8
Albumen carte-de-visite by W.H. Tuck, head-and-shoulders to right, wearing spectacles; RA, London, 04/1977. Repr. as engr. MA, 1881, p.196.

reg. 1883
Albumen prints by Frank Dudman for J.P. Mayall, two known poses:
(a) whole-length to front, seated in studio in front of easel, brush and palette in hand; reg. for copyright 1883 Sept. 14: National Archives (COPY 1/365/265); photogravure by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington publ. Stephens 1884, part 4, pl.3; colls x27559 and NPG Ax27827; and The Rob Dickins Coll., Watts G., Compton, COMWG2008.3749.
(b) almost whole-length to left, seated in studio holding brush and palette, portrait of a woman on easel; reg. for copyright 1883 Sept. 14: National Archives (COPY 1/365/266).

c.1883
Woodburytype print by Lock & Whitfield, half-length, profile to left; colls NPG Ax17706; and The Rob Dickins Coll., Watts G., Compton, COMWG2008.2180. Repr. Cooper 1876–83, ser.7, 1883, p.14.

reg. 1889
Platinum print by Ralph Winwood Robinson, whole-length to front, in studio painting a canvas; reg. for copyright 1889 Aug. 20: National Archives (COPY 1/396/275); NPG x7404. Repr. Robinson [1892].

c.1889
Photographs by Alexander Bassano, two known poses:
(a) albumen print, head-and-shoulders, slightly to right; repr. The Year’s Art 1889, p.66.
(b) thumbnail sketch, head-and-shoulders to front; repr. in ‘The Pictures of 1892’, Pall Mall Gazette ‘Extra’, no.62, 2 May 1892 p.115.

c.1890
Photograph by Russell & Sons, half-length to front with white hair and beard, wearing spectacles, left hand at breast pocket; repr. Smith 1927, frontispiece.

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