Collection: Herbert James Draper

Herbert James Draper


Herbert James Draper was an English Classicist painter whose profession started in the Victorian time and stretched out through the initial two many years of the twentieth century. Conceived in London, the child of a gem specialist named Henry Draper and his better half Emma, he was instructed at Bruce Castle School in Tottenham and afterward proceeded to examine art at the Royal Academy. He embraced a few instructive outings to Rome and Paris somewhere in the range of 1888 and 1892, having won the Royal Academy Gold Medal and Traveling Studentship in 1889. Draper's most profitable period started in 1894. He concentrated primarily on legendary themes from antiquated Greece. His painting The Lament for Icarus (1898) won the gold award at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1900 and was later purchased for the Tate Gallery by the Chantrey Trustees. He was additionally answerable for the improvement of the roof of the Drapers' Hall in the City of London. In spite of the fact that Draper was neither a part nor a partner of the Royal Academy, he participated in the yearly compositions from 1890 on. In later years as the open tastes changed and legendary scenes turned out to be less mainstream he focused more on portraits.

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