Herbert James DRAPER
Artist who used the Porthmeor Loft Studio, St Ives, to paint an enormous panel for the great Livery Hall of the Drapers' Company in London (1903). By that time, he had already received a Gold Medal from the RA together with a travelling fellowship, and his painting The Lament for Icarus had been purchased by the Chantrey Bequest.
At the RCM, Truro, his painting, The Sea Maiden (1894) is part of the fine art collection.
Neo-classical painter of mythological and historical genre
works and access
Works include: The Lament for Icarus (purchased by the Chantrey Bequest)
Access to work: mural (c1903) Livery Hall of the Drapers' Company, London; The Sea Maiden, at RCM, Truro.
The Times 9 Sep 2006
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p323, listed only)
Johnson & Greutzner (1975) Dictionary of British Artists
Public Catalogue Foundation (2007) Cornwall & Isles of Scilly: Oil Paintings in Public Collections
Tovey (2009) St Ives: Social History
Whybrow (1994) St Ives (1911-20 list pp 216-8)
Wood (1995) Victorian Painters (bibl)