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(b Philadelphia, 1 Apr. 1852; d London, 1 Aug. 1911). American illustrator and painter, highly successful in England (where he settled in 1878) as well as in his native country. In 1871 he began a lifelong association with the New York publishers Harper & Brothers, his work appearing regularly in Harper's Weekly and Harper's Monthly, as well as in numerous books. He specialized in historical and literary subjects, particularly Shakespeare, treated in a lively, theatrical manner.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)