Everard Hopkins

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

Everard Hopkins (1860-1928) was a British illustrator.

Born in London and studied at the Slade School of Art. He was the youngest of three brothers, the eldest being Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889), the famous Victorian poet and Jesuit priest, and his other brother, the well-known artist, Arthur Hopkins RWS RBC (1848-1930). Everard exhibited five works at the New Watercolour Society between 1884 and 1885 but his main occupation was as a book illustrator and cartoonist. Between 1882 and 1895 he worked as an illustrator for Punch magazine. At this period other contributors to this magazine included the artists Sir Frederick Lord Leighton, Phil May and his brother, Arthur Hopkins. Between 1880 and 1890, he produced many drawings and watercolours that were produced as prints, these include, "At the Queens Drawing Room" (1890), "Seranade in Venice" (1891), "Friendly Game of Mixed Doubles" and "Queen Victoria Greets Guests in a Drawing Room in Buckingham Palace" (1900). He was also a prolific illustrator of books and these include "A sentimental Journey Through France and Italy" by Laurence Stern (1910), "The Children of Wilton Chase" by L.T. Meade and "The Princess" by Alfred Lord Tenyson (1911).

In 1891, he did 1-3 illustrations for Arthur Conan Doyle's short story A False Start.