Joseph Syddall came from the village of Old Whittington, near Chesterfield, and studied at Hubert von Herkomer's art school in Bushey. He was responsible for a number of illustrations which appeared in 'Tess of the D'Urbervilles' in 'Graphic Magazine' in the 1890s. His work was also displayed at the Royal Academy between 1898 and 1910. Syddall produced a number of works in pastel, watercolour and pencil as well as oil.
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Chesterfield Museum & Art Gallery
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