Charles Kerr

Painter and illustrator Charles Henry Malcolm Kerr (also C.H.M. Kerr or Charles Kerr) was born 22 January 1858 in London. He was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, the Royal Academy Schools, and at the Académie Julian in Paris. Kerr exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of British Artists, the New English Art Club, Royal Hibernian Society, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolors. In 1890 he was elected to the Royal Academy of British Artists. Kerr died on 27 December 1907 in Campden Hill, Kensington.

Further Reading


Houfe, Simon. “Charles Henry Malcolm Kerr RBA 1858–1907.” The Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists 1800-1914. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors’ Club, 1981. 359. Print.


Waters, Grant M.. “Kerr, Charles Henry Malcolm (1858–1907).” Dictionary of British Artists Working 1900- 1950. Eastbourne: Eastbourne Fine Art, 1975. 189. Print.

Illustrations by Charles Kerr



Soraissong184 Sorais' song. Allan Quatermain. New Edition. 1888
Soraissong1893184 Sorais' song. Allan Quatermain. New Edition. 1893
Takethy234 Take thy servant, king: surely he 'sleeps in thy shadow.'. Nada the Lily. New Edition. 1895
Thatwas292 That was the end of Dingaan, my father. Nada the Lily. New Edition. 1895

Theapproach124 The approach to Milosis. Allan Quatermain. New Edition. 1888
Theapproach1893124 The approach to Milosis. Allan Quatermain. New Edition. 1893
Theapproach1893124 The approach to Milosis. Allan Quatermain. New Edition. 1893
Thecasketlongmans25 The casket.. She, A History of Adventure. New Impression (1911) Reissue. 1912

Thedevils116 The devils of the place. Allan Quatermain. New Edition. 1888
Thedevils1893116 The devils of the place. Allan Quatermain. New Edition. 1893
Theghost126 The ghost-wolves are at hand, damsel.. Nada the Lily. New Edition. 1895
Thegreat76 The great zulu made a spring. Allan Quatermain. New Edition. 1888