Sydney Prior Hall MVO, MA (18 October 1842 – 1922) was a British portrait painter and illustrator and one of the leading artists of the later reportage Victorian period.
The son of animal portraitist
Harry Hall, Sydney Hall was educated at [1 ] Merchant Taylors' School. He decided on a career as an artist while at [2 ] 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. [3 ]
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". [3 ]
He illustrated a number of books including
by Tom Brown at Oxford Thomas Hughes.
Hall married Hannah Holland, and was the father of
Egyptologist Henry R. H. Hall. [4 ]
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References [ edit ]
^ 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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