Arthur Boyd Houghton's Painting

Arthur Boyd Houghton (1836–75) was chiefly important as an illustrator, who was much admired by his peers in that field, and much missed when he died, far too soon, at the end of his thirties. Like George du Maurier, who was a friend of his, he had been afflicted by the loss an eye when he was young. However, he continued to paint as well as illustrate: among his paintings were "charming paintings of family life," some "jewel-like" pictures of children, and some "small, slightly disturbing works" depicting street scenes (Lambourne 371, 183, 133).





Brooke, Anthea. Victorian Painting. Catalogue for exhibition November-December 1977. London: Fine Art Society, 1977.

de Maré, Eric. The Victorian Woodblock Illustrators. London: Gordon Fraser, 1980.

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Lambourne, Lionel. Victorian Painting. London and New York: Phaidon, 1999.

Created 1 June 2018