Theodore Blake Wirgman
Wirgman was born on 29 April 1848 in lion. He studied at the Royal Academy of Arts, and later turned to the genre and historical painting. He also worked as a portrait photographer for the magazine The Graphic.
Wirgman had a studio at 24 Dawson Place, London. In 1892 he joined the " The Arts Club ", in which he was a member until at least 1920.
Wirgman was part of a group of avant-garde painters who imitated the style of Edward Burne -Jones and Simeon Solomon. This group stock from Walter Crane, Robert Bateman, Harry Ellis Wooldridge and Edward Clifford.
His brother was the cartoonist Charles Wirgman.