Robert Walker Macbeth, RA RI RPE RW (1848-1910)
(b Glasgow, 30 Sept 1848; d London, 1 Nov 1910). Scottish painter, illustrator and printmaker. The son of the Scottish portrait painter Norman Macbeth (1821–88), he studied at the Royal Scottish Academy Painting Schools, Edinburgh. He first exhibited in London, at the Dudley Gallery, in 1869; he moved in 1870 to London, where he attended the Royal Academy Schools (1871–2). During the 1870s he worked as an illustrator for the Graphic magazine. Among his many semi-journalistic illustrations, his scenes of life in Paris during the Franco–Prussian War were vividly realistic.