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



Hokosaon248 Hokosa on the Wall.. The Wizard. 1st US edition. 1896
Hollyand110 Holly and Billali.. She, A History of Adventure. New Impression (1911) Reissue. 1912
Howumslopogaas254 How Umslopogaas held the stair. Allan Quatermain. New Edition. 1888
Hughkershaw106 Hugh Kershaw flung up his arms, wildly.. The Witch's Head. Twenty-sixth Thousand. 1893

Sirhenrylongmans Hunter Quatermain's Story. Hunter Quatermain's Story. "Hunter Quatermain's Story" from Allan's Wife and Other Tales; The Silver Library; New Impression. 1920
Iam264 'I am no more a queen'. Allan Quatermain. New Edition. 1888
Nytheptagrew143 I did not like the look of his cold grey eye; Her cheek flushed, her eyes flashed. Allan Quatermain. New Edition. 1888
Igave166 I gave it to both of you, O twin stars of the morning... in the dream of Chaka I gave it to both of you.. Nada the Lily. New Edition. 1895

Ihave282 I have made me a mat of men to sleep on... Victory! Victory!. Nada the Lily. New Edition. 1895
Imade144 I made a little sketch of a lake. Allan Quatermain. New Edition. 1888
Intothe98 Into the unknown. Allan Quatermain. New Edition. 1888
Inyleptha224 'I Nyleptha take thee, Henry'. Allan Quatermain. New Edition. 1888