Sydney Prior Hall
Sydney Prior Hall MVO, MA (18 October 1842 – 1922) was a British portrait painter and illustrator and one of the leading [1 ] artists of the later reportage Victorian period.
The son of animal portraitist
Harry Hall, Sydney Hall was educated at [2 ] Merchant Taylors' School. He decided on a career as an artist while at [3 ] Oxford University and joined the staff of , an illustrated newspaper, shortly after its foundation in late 1869. He immediately established his name with a series of vivid drawings made at the The Graphic front during the Franco-Prussian War. [4 ]
As stated in the contemporary publication
, his drawings of the The Art Journal Parnell Commission were among his finest achievements in the medium of graphic journalism: "he was in court the whole time, busy with a swift revealing pencil which missed no turn of affairs". [4 ]
He illustrated a number of books including
(MacMillan, 1885), and Tom Brown's School Days by Tom Brown at Oxford Thomas Hughes.
Hall married Hannah Holland, and was the father of
Egyptologist Henry R. H. Hall. [5 ]
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References [ edit ]
^ "Hall, Sydney Prior". Who's Who, 59: p. 763. 1907.
^ Biography of Harry Hall at www.johnbennettfinepaintings.com (Accessed 9 August 2008), derived from:
Christopher Wood (Ed.), The Dictionary of Victorian Painters ISBN 0-902028-72-3 & ISBN 978-0-902028-72-2 (Antique Collectors' Club Ltd, 1978); and
Sally Mitchell (Ed.), The Dictionary of British Equestrian Artists ISBN 0-907462-42-1 & ISBN 978-0-907462-42-2 (Antique Collectors' Club Ltd, 1985).
^ Minchin, J. C. G., Our public schools, their influence on English history; Charter house, Eton, Harrow, Merchant Taylors', Rugby, St. Paul's Westminster, Winchester (London, 1901), p. 195.
^ a b Sydney Prior Hall (1842-1922), Portrait painter and illustrator at www.npg.org.uk
^ Morris L. Bierbrier, ed., Who was Who in Egyptology, ISBN 0-85698-125-7, 1995, London, p. 186-7.
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