Lucas, John

PORTRAIT PAINTER, ENGRAVER (ENGLAND)
BORN 4 Jul 1807, London - DIED 30 Apr 1874, London: St. John's Wood
GRAVE LOCATION London: Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, Kensal Green (153/PS (24348))

john Lucas was the son of the author William Lucas (d.1819). He was an apprentice to the engraver Samuel William Reynolds before he became a portrait painter. At the Clipstone Street academy he worked with William Etty. His portrait of Mary Russel Mitford was ehibited at the Royal Academy in 1829. Another portrait of her was sold to the National Portrait Gallery after his death.

Among his sitters were Qeen Adelaide, Prince Albert, Wellington, Palmerston, Gladstone and many others. He married Miss Milborough Morgan (1812-1880) and they had three sons and two daughters. His son William (1836-1880) was a water-colour painter.

Related persons
• knew Etty, William
• painted Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of

Images

The grave of John Lucas at Kensal Green Cemetery, London.
Picture by Androom (25 Mar 2016)

 

Sources
Paths of Glory, The Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery, London, 1997
John Lucas (painter) - Wikipedia


Ludendorff, Erich

Published: 25 May 2019
Last update: 20 Apr 2022