Charles Napier Hemy (1841-1917) was a British painter best known for his marine paintings and his two paintings in the Tate collections. He was born to a musical family at Newcastle-on-Tyne
and his two brothers, Thomas and Bernard, were also painters. He
trained in the Government School of Design, Newcastle, followed by the Antwerp Academy and the studio of Baron Leys. He returned to London in the 1870s and in 1881 moved to Falmouth in Cornwall. Elected an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1898 and an Academician in 1910, he was also honoured as an Associate of the Royal Society of Painters in Water Colours in 1890 and became a member in 1897. He died in Falmouth on September 30, 1917. [Wikipedia]
Albert Ludovici Jr. was the son of Albert Ludovici Sr., a Swiss emigre. Following the profession of his father, Albert Ludovici
Jr. spent his life between the cities of Paris and London, painting
scenes of society at leisure. His genre paintings were found to be most
popular, but he also painted a succession of landscapes and interior
scenes, in both watercolor and gouache as well as the more prominent
Ludovici primarily exhibited his paintings in London. He participated in
exhibitions from 1884 until 1923, and he joined the Society of British
Artists in 1881, an organization of which his father had served as
treasurer. He featured his works in the Society’s Winter Shows of
1886-87 and 1889-89, and joined their executive committee during this
reign as well.
His adoption of focusing his subjects primarily on the interaction of
couples, whether in public places or from the private moments within
their homes and lives, give his paintings universal appeal. His works
are reflective of James MacNeil Whistler, a fellow Society member whom
Ludovici counted as a close friend and corresponded with about art and
life. [Vallejo Gallery]
Drawing of a Nude Woman
Fantasia in White
Interior with Ladies and Children (1882)
Kept In (1887)
The Four-in-Hand, Hyde Park
Mr. Ludovici did a series of illustrations for David Copperfield. The final three images are from this series.
Henry John Yeend King (1855-1924) was a painter of rural scenes, many of which (but not all) fall into a category that I would describe as "nostalgic kitsch". Still, he was extremely popular, and quite prolific.
A London landscape and rustic genre painter, Yeend King studied with Bonnat and Cormon in Paris and worked for three years in a glass works, but became a highly successful artist. His painting entitled Milking Time (see it below) was purchased by the Tate Gallery. He had a robust plein air technique, using bright bold colours which stem from his French training. His pictures were highly prized by the Victorian industrialists of the day and consequently a great many of them have been donated by these collectors to their local art galleries and museums, resulting in Rochdale, Oldham, Burnley and Sheffield having examples by him in their collections. He was elected a member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1879 and a member of the Royal Institute in 1886, later becoming its Vice President.