Herbert James DRAPER

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)