(b York, 4 Sept. 1841; d London, 25 Sept. 1893). English painter, son of a portrait painter, William Moore (1790–1851). His early works were in a Pre-Raphaelite vein, but in the mid-1860s, under the influence especially of the Elgin Marbles, he turned to classical subjects. He specialized in elaborately, and sometimes diaphanously, draped female figures, singly or in groups—‘subjectless’ pictures akin to those of his friend Whistler.
Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)