NPG Number
4404
Mkey
115
Sitter/Title
The St John's Wood Arts Club, 1895
Qualifier
by
Artist(s)
SydneyPriorHall
Date made
circa 1895
Medium
black crayon, white and grey paint on paper
Credit line
© National Portrait Gallery, London
the st johns wood arts club 1895

115

4404

The St John's Wood Arts Club, 1895

by

Sydney Prior Hall

circa 1895

black crayon, white and grey paint on paper

© National Portrait Gallery, London

The St John's Wood Arts Club was founded as a social meeting place for artists living and working in the area in London. The painter Arthur Hacker is shown here at its inaugural dinner, tracing Alma-Tadema's silhouette for a frieze at the Club made up of its members' shadow portraits. Alma-Tadema moved to Grove End Road in St John's Wood in 1886, extensively remodelled his home to his own designs, and created another social hub with his Tuesday evening dinners and concerts. This image was published as an engraving in the Graphic, 23 February 1895