[The Council of the Royal Academy.]
Published by Franz Hanfstaengl, Murich, London & New York. Printed in Munich.
Hubert von Herkomer was born in Germany in 1849, but his family moved to England before he was ten years old. After making his name drawing for the Graphic newspaper he made very good money as a portrait painter, which allowed him to produce social realist paintings for his own satisfaction. He opened his own art school and 1883, as well as acting as Slade Professor of Art between 1885 and 1895. Knighted in 1907, Heromer died in 1914.
The original painting was donated to the Tate Gallery by the Artist in 1909.
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