Albert Joseph Moore
Albert Joseph Moore (b.1841-d.1893) was an English painter, known for his depictions of draped female figures set against the luxury and decadence of the classical world. He was born in York, the youngest of the fourteen children of William Moore of York who in the first half of the 19th century enjoyed a considerable reputation in the North of England as a painter of portraits and landscape.
He showed extraordinary love of art as a child and entered the Royal Academy Schools in London in 1858. After working in them for a few months only, he decided that he would be more profitably occupied in independent practice. Albert Moore began his career painting in the style of the Pre-Raphaelites. Influenced by the work of Elgin Marbles, he turned to classical subject matter in the 1860