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Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Arthur Hopkins (1848-1930), Illustrator; landscape and coastal painter

Illustrator and painter in oils and watercolours; born 30 December 1848 in London, brother of illustrator Everard Hopkins and poet Gerard Manley Hopkins. Studied at Royal Academy Schools 1872; exh. RA 1875–1925; black-and-white work for the Illustrated London News 1872–98, the Graphic 1874–86, and Punch 1893–1902; book illustrations for Thomas Hardy (The Return of the Native, 1878) and Wilkie Collins; Associate, Royal Society of Painters in Water Colour 1877, Member, RWS 1896; died 10[1] or 16[2] September 1930, in Hampstead, London.

Carol Blackett-Ord

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1) RA Exhibitors 1973–82.
2) Who was Who 1967.

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Eyre 1913
Eyre, A.M., Saint John’s Wood: Its History, Its Houses, Its Haunts and Its Celebrities, London, 1913.

Graves 1905–6
Graves, A., The Royal Academy of Arts: A Complete Dictionary of Contributors and Their Work from its Foundation in 1769–1904, 8 vols, London, 1905–6; repr. in 4 vols, Bath, 1970.

Hobson 1989
Hobson, A., J.W. Waterhouse, Oxford, 1989.

Houfe 1996
Houfe, S., The Dictionary of 19th-Century British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1996 (rev. ed. of Houfe 1978).

RA Exhibitors 1973–82
Royal Academy Exhibitors 1905–1970: A Dictionary of Artists and their Work in the Summer Exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts, 6 vols, Wakefield, Yorkshire, 1973–82.

Reid 1899
Reid, J.A., ‘Arthur Hopkins R.W.S.’, Art Journal, 1899, pp.193–6.

Thornton 1975
Thornton, R.K.R., ed., All My Eyes See: The Visual World of Gerard Manley Hopkins, exh. cat., Sunderland Arts Centre, 1975.

Trippi 2002
Trippi, P., J.W. Waterhouse, London, 2002.

Who was Who 1967
Who Was Who, vol. 3, A Companion to Who’s Who Containing the Biographies of Those Who Died During the Period 1929–40, 2nd ed., London, 1967.