In 1871 Frank Holl was approached by J Linton to submit a woodcut drawing for the new illustrated periodical ‘The Graphic’, his first piece was a picture of a seat in a railway station. Holl later painted a picture of this, A Seat in a Railway Station – Third Class which he sold to Henry Hill 220 Guineas. This painting was exhibited at the Royal Academy.
Holl painted Deserted-A Foundling in 1874 (which he sold to Hill for 800 Guineas). This was also based on a black and white drawing produced for the Graphic the previous year.
Frederick Walker (described as an artist of tantalizing promise by Jeremy Maas), also worked as an illustrator for the Graphic, and often turned these subjects into oil paintings. Hill owned two paintings and a framed drawing by Walker.
Sons of the Brave by Phil Morris (owned by Henry Hill) was in the Graphic in 1880 and shown at the Royal Academy the same year.
The artists below are known to have been mentioned in or associated with this publication.