Antoine Wiertz

Antoine Wiertz (1806–1865) was a Belgian Romantic painter and sculptor. His output, featuring such macabre scenes as violent suicide and premature burial has persuaded some critics to consider it the work of a madman.

Emily Ford

Emily Susan Ford (1850–1930), artist and campaigner for women’s rights, was born into a Quaker family in Leeds. She trained as an artist at the Slade School of Art and exhibited at the Royal Academy.

Esther Kenworthy Waterhouse

English artist, specialist in flower painting; her husband was fellow artist John William Waterhouse

Frederic Leighton

Frederic Leighton was an English painter, knighted in 1878.

George Tutill

Artist and entrepreneur who started a business at the age of 20, manufacturing banners and regalia.

Isabella Waterhouse

English portrait painter; mother of John William Waterhouse

John William Waterhouse

John William Waterhouse was an English artist known primarily for his depictions of women set in scenes from myth, legend or poetry. He is the best known of that group of artists who from the 1880s revived the literary themes favoured by the Pre-Raphaelites.

Joseph Noel Paton

Scottish artist, antiquary, poet and sculptor

Pierre Adolphe Valette

A French Impressionist painter who taught at the Manchester School of Art from 1906 until 1920.

Roger Hampson

Roger Hampson (1925–1996), painter, printmaker and teacher, was a member of the group of post-war northern artists who developed the realist tradition established by L S Lowry and Harry Rutherford.

Thomas Gainsborough

Portrait and landscape painter, and a founding member of the Royal Academy of Arts.

Victorian painting

Victorian painting refers to the distinctive styles of painting in the United Kingdom during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837–1901).

William Waterhouse

English artist; father of John William Waterhouse