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Herbert James Draper (1863–1920)

English artist, known for his female images, which he borrowed from mythology and literature.Created by: PICRYL - Public Domain Media Search EngineDated: 1863
Herbert James Draper A Water Baby (1900)
Herbert James Draper was an English Classicist painter whose career began in the Victorian era and extended through the first two decades of the 20th century.

Born in London, the son of a jeweller named Henry Draper and his wife Emma, he was educated at Bruce Castle School in Tottenham and then went on to study art at the Royal Academy. He undertook several educational trips to Rome and Paris between 1888 and 1892, having won the Royal Academy Gold Medal and Travelling Studentship in 1889. In the 1890s, he worked as an illustrator, eventually settling in London.

Draper's most productive period began in 1894. He focused mainly on mythological themes from ancient Greece. His painting The Lament for Icarus (1898) won the gold medal at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1900 and was later bought for the Tate Gallery by the Chantrey Trustees. He was also responsible for the decoration of the ceiling of the Drapers' Hall in the City of London. Though Draper was neither a member nor an associate of the Royal Academy, he took part in the annual expositions from 1890 on. In later years as the public tastes changed and mythological scenes became less popular he concentrated more on portraits.
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Herbert James Draper, Sea Melodies

Herbert James Draper, Sea Melodies

"Sea Melodies", oil on canvas.

Thekelpie large - Victorian era public domain image

Thekelpie large - Victorian era public domain image

The Kelpie Public domain photograph of 20th-century painting, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Herbert James Draper, The Gates of Dawn

Herbert James Draper, The Gates of Dawn

"The Gates of Dawn", oil on canvas. Public domain photograph of 19th-century female portrait painting, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Herbert James Draper, By Summer Seas

Herbert James Draper, By Summer Seas

By Summer Seas Public domain photograph of erotic art, sexuality, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Herbert James Draper, Oil study for Clyties of the Mist

Herbert James Draper, Oil study for Clyties of the Mist

Public domain reproduction of artwork, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Herbert James Draper - The Naiad's Pool

Herbert James Draper - The Naiad's Pool

Public domain reproduction of artwork, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Herbert James Draper, Bather - Public domain portrait painting

Herbert James Draper, Bather - Public domain portrait painting

Bather Public domain photograph of 19th-century female portrait painting, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Ulysses and the Sirens (1909) - Drawing. Public domain image.
Herbert James Draper, The Pearls of Aphrodite

Herbert James Draper, The Pearls of Aphrodite

"The Pearls of Aphrodite", oil on canvas.

Herbert James Draper, The Vintage Morn

Herbert James Draper, The Vintage Morn

Public domain reproduction of artwork, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Herbert James Draper - Tristan & Isolde

Herbert James Draper - Tristan & Isolde

Public domain photograph related to music, performing arts, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Herbert James Draper, The Foam Sprite

Herbert James Draper, The Foam Sprite

Public domain image of print or drawing, symbolism or allegory, depicting saint, winged creature, Icarus, flying angel, religious figure, flight, free to use, no copyright restrictions - Picryl description

Herbert James Draper, A Nymph in a Sunlit Glade
Herbert James Draper, Halcyone
Herbert James Draper, Study for the foam sprite

Herbert James Draper, Study for the foam sprite

Picryl description: Public domain image of a mythological scene, classic mythology, mermaid, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Herbert James Draper, Detail from The Gates of Dawn

Herbert James Draper, Detail from The Gates of Dawn

detail Public domain photograph of 19th-century painting, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Lancelot and Guinevere by Herbert James Draper

Lancelot and Guinevere by Herbert James Draper

Public domain reproduction of artwork, 16th-17th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Herbert James Draper - A Deep Sea Idyll
Herbert James Draper, Art and the Jade

Herbert James Draper, Art and the Jade

Art and the Jade Public domain photograph of 20th-century painting, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Herbert James Draper, The Water Nymph

Herbert James Draper, The Water Nymph

The Water Nymph Public domain photograph of 20th-century painting, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Herbert James Draper, Clyties of the Mist

Herbert James Draper, Clyties of the Mist

"Clyties of the Mist" or "The Mountain Mists", oil on canvas

Herbert James Draper A Water Baby (1900)

Herbert James Draper A Water Baby (1900)

A circular painting set on the coast. A nymph, naked except for a thin strip of seaweed draped across her lower body, opens a large oyster shell, perched on a rocky outcrop, which extends into the sea. A naked... More

Herbert Draper - The Lament for Icarus - Google Art ProjectFXD

Herbert Draper - The Lament for Icarus - Google Art ProjectFXD

Picryl description: Public domain image of an artwork, female nude figure, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Herbert James Draper, Oil Study for The Sea Maiden
Herbert James Draper, Ariadne

Herbert James Draper, Ariadne

Ariadne Public domain photograph of 20th-century painting, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Herbert James Draper - First Sketch for The Vintage Morn

Herbert James Draper - First Sketch for The Vintage Morn

Public domain image of print or drawing, symbolism or allegory, depicting saint, winged creature, Icarus, flying angel, religious figure, flight, free to use, no copyright restrictions - Picryl description

Herbert James Draper, Young boy seated by a fountain

Herbert James Draper, Young boy seated by a fountain

Public domain reproduction of artwork, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Herbert James Draper - The Gates of Dawn
Herbert James Draper For Saint Dorothea's Day 1899

Herbert James Draper For Saint Dorothea's Day 1899

For Saint Dorothea's Day. Signed Herbert Draper. Public domain photograph of 19th-century female portrait painting, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Herbert James Draper, Portrait of Ida Draper
Autumn by Herbert James Draper - Victorian era public domain image
Miss Barbara de Selincourt, by Herbert James Draper

Miss Barbara de Selincourt, by Herbert James Draper

Miss Barbara de Selincourt oil on canvas 122 x 76 cm signed b.l.: Herbert Draper

DrapersTristanIsolde - Victorian era public domain image

DrapersTristanIsolde - Victorian era public domain image

Public domain photograph related to music, performing arts, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Herbert James Draper, Calypso's Isle
Herbert James Draper - The Wrath of the Sea God

Herbert James Draper - The Wrath of the Sea God

Public domain image of a sailing ship, caravel, harbor, sea, naval battle, 16th-17th century maritime seascape, free to use, no copyright restrictions - Picryl description