About Joseph Finnemore
Source: Joseph Finnemore - Wikipedia
Joseph Finnemore (1860-1939) was born in Birmingham in 1860 and educated at the Birmingham School of Art. He was a prolific book and magazine illustrator, who worked particularly for the Religious Tract Society.
He was also a painter in oils whose works include The Proclamation of King Edward VII at St. James' Palace January 24 1901 and On the Lookout, A Stormy Night.
Birmingham, 1860 - Northwood, Middlesex, 1939, working Birmingham, London & Northwood
General reference: AKL Vol.40 2004 p.173
London, Guildhall Art Gallery 'The Assessors' (W.E. Riley, Sir Aston Webb, Norman Shaw) (ex-Greater London Council Collection) Holdaway 1992 no.864 illust.
Source: Who's who: Volume 58, 1906
FINNEMORE, Joseph, RI, RBA, ARCA, Illustrator and Painter; b. Birmingham, 1860 ; 2nd s. of William Finnemore, of Birmingham ; m. 1887, Emily, d. of John Ankers, Birmingham; one s. three d. Educ: Birmingham ; Antwerp. Studied art at Birmingham School of Art and Antwerp Academy, under Charles Wrlat; returned to England, 1881; made eighteen months' painting tour in Malta, Greece, Turkey, Houth Russia, and Bessarabia.
Source: Ryno Greenwall, Artists & illustrators of the Anglo-Boer War
FINNEMORE. Joseph 1860-1939 - Figure painter, etcher, illustrator and postcard artist. Finne- more was born in Birmingham on 8 January 1860. He studied at the Birmingham Art School and at the Antwerp Academy under Verlat. He returned to England in 1881 and exhibited at the principal London galleries from 1885 , including the Royal Academy from 1891 to 1901. He was elected a member of the RBA in 1890, the RL in 1898, and the RBSA in 1901. Finnemore spent 18 months travelling in Malta. Greece, Turkey and Russia, and in 1884 worked as an illustrator for The Graphic, The Sphere and Black & White. Finnemore's first black and white work appeared in Boy's Own Paper in 1885. From its inception in 1891 The Strand Magazine used his work regularly to illustrate short stories. An article about him. with photographs, appeared in the December 1895 edition. Finnemore's work can be found in both the Queen's and the Duke of Windsor's collections. The Chilean Government owns one of his paintings, and another, entitled The signing of the Treaty of Peace at Versailles Australia.
Finnemore's Boer War contribution was extensive, and his work, including A meeting of General and Lady While, appeared in The Sphere. A Boer War postcard, signed 'JF', as was much of Finnemore's work, was published by Raphael Tuck (No. 838) and featured the return of Kitchener. There are two different versions of this card, which is entitled A hundred thousand welcomes. A painting which was listed in RBA Exhibitors in 1902, entitled Peace, a Boer Vrouw of North Holland, may have been of Boer War relevance. Finnemore was responsible for the eight illustrations in William Gordon Stables' Boer War related work.