Date Created



Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, London publisher
D. Appleton & Co. New York publisher

Is Version Of

J. MacWhirter, ARA, albumen print, approx. 6½ x 8½ in., by Frank Dudman (1855-1918) for Joseph Park Mayall (1839-1922), 1883.


F. G. Stephens, Artists at Home, photographed by J. P. Mayall and reproduced in facsimile by photoengraving on copper plates; edited, with biographical notes and descriptions, by Frederick George Stephens (London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington; New York: Appleton & Co., 1884), n.p.


MacWhirter, John (1839-1911), Scottish painter

Date Issued

June 1884

Date Copyrighted

Photograph copyrighted September 13, 1883. Copyright owner of photograph, Joe Parkin Mayall, 548 Oxford Street, London. Copyright author of photograph, Frank Dudman, 27 Bloemfontein, Shepherds Bush, London (Public Records, National Archives, Kew, COPY 1/365/230)
Description: "Photograph of Mr MacWhirter A R A, & interior of his studio at No1. Abbey Road, St Johns Wood."


The artist sits is a large, mostly unfurnished studio before an easel that supports a large, framed landscape painting. He holds a palette and brush and looks at a sketch propped on a pile of books atop a wooden chair just to the right of the easel. A grand fireplace appears on the rear wall, below a gallery lined with a railing that descends the stairs in the left-hand corner of the composition. To the left of the railing are two more easels holding framed landscape paintings. The floor is bare, apart from an animal skin before the hearth.

Is Referenced By

“Our Note Book.” The Illustrated London News 35 (July 12, 1884): 26. "The June number of “Artists at Home” contains portraits and views of the studios of G. F. Watts, R.A., W. H. Thornycroft, A.R.A., W. F. Yeames, R. A., and J. MacWhirter, A.R.A.  Considering that this is a purely artistic work, it is surprising that the artists represented have not exercised a more beneficial control over the arrangement and production of the pictures. . . ."


The online edition of this work in the public domain, i.e., not protected by copyright, has been produced by the Emory University Digital Library Program.




Stuart A. Rose Manuscripts and Rare Books Library, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Omeka record contributed by Linda Merrill

Date Submitted

October 3, 2016

Date Modified

November 21, 2016
January 20, 2017

Original Format

Photoengraving on copper

Image size

6 1/2 in. x 8 3/4 in. (16.8 cm x 27.7 cm)

Sheet size

10 3/4 in. x 14 1/2 in. (27.7 cm x 36.8 cm)


(Printed on the mount beneath the image) J P Mayall Photo | London published by Sampson Low Marston Searle & Rivington 188 Fleet St. | Park Lane Studio London | J. MAC WHIRTER, A.R.A. | Copyright





Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, London publisher

Cite As

Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, London publisher and D. Appleton & Co. New York publisher , “J. MACWHIRTER, A.R.A.,” Victorian Artists at Home, accessed July 23, 2024, https://artistsathome.emorydomains.org/items/show/18.

Item Relations

Item: 1 Abbey Road, Home of J. MacWhirter dcterms:relation This Item