Contents: Preface; Herkomer's life: a path to success; Herkomer as illustrator and the Graphic magazine; English rustics and Welsh landscapes: Herkomer's early pastoral idylls; "Romantic and paintable": Herkomer's Bavarian peasant realism; The Last Muster: a planned triumph; Herkomer's social realism; Herkomer as portraitist; Herkomer in America; Bushey: "a sleepy picturesque village"; Theatre fantasies and cinema experiments; Herkomer as printmaker; The late years; Conclusion; Epilogue: Herkomer and Vincent van Gogh; Appendix 1 A catalogue of Herkomer's magazine illustrations; Appendix 2 Herman Gustave Herkomer (1862-1935) and his cousin Hubert von Herkomer; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Lee MacCormick Edwards has a doctorate in Art History from Columbia University. She is a writer and lecturer specialising in the Victorian era.
Prize: Awarded the Henry Russell Hitchcock Prize for the best book, by the Victorian Society of North America 'It is a delight...to welcome Lee MacCormick Edwards's excellent and generously illustrated survery,' Collectors Guide '...well researched and admirably written...' The Art Newspaper, no. 98 '...excellent...Its greatest service is its thorough, readable examination of a very major Victorian painter-illustrator...' The Art Book, vol. 7, no. 1 '...readable, succinct study,' The Burlington Magazine 'It is an excellent overview of the life and work of Hubert von Herkomer, who fully derserves the paean given him by the author.' Nineteenth Century, vol. 21, no 1 'a magisterial appraisal of an artist... whose career has not received extensive assessment for years.' Victorian Literature and Culture