HERBERT, John Rogers. 17389



Autograph Letter Signed, to W.Stanfield, about the measurements and prices of pictures sent to the Fine Art Society, and correcting a description in the Royal Academy catalogue. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches, fine. The Chimes, West End Lane, Kilburn, 9 August 1885. With a mention of his picture, ‘First Coming of the Sword of Islam into Spain – £160’. John Rogers Herbert (1810–1890), painter. He converted to Roman Catholicism and developed a close friendship with Augustus Welby Pugin. Herbert’s impressive portrait of Cardinal Wiseman (exh. RA, 1842; St Mary’s College, Oscott) indicates the high Catholic circles in which he moved. Herbert advocated painting in the open air, a central tenet of Pre-Raphaelitism. In 1869 he moved with his family to his newly built London residence, The Chimes, West End Lane, in Kilburn, designed by Pugin’s son Edward.