Friday, July 18, 2008

John Rogers Herbert

[The Holy Family approaching Jersalem from Nazareth]
one of a pair 1878
1810 - 1890.
Converting to Catholicism in 1840, he then painted mainly religious and Biblical scenes. He studied at the RA schools 1826-8 and at first painted portraits which from 1830 he exhibited at the RA. He visited Italy and painted pictures based on Italian history. His biblical pictures are influenced by the Nazarene movement and to me rather resemble illustrations. His sons were also painters.

[Young Maiden]

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