John Henry Middleton, 1846-96

Born in York, with an architect for a father, he was an assistant in Scott’s office during the 1870s and also a member of the Spring Gardens Sketching Club from 1874. He became Slade Professor at Cambridge in 1886 and later Keeper of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, from 1889-92, and then the Director of the Art Museum at South Kensington from 1892.