H.M. Brock: Bible illustrations

Scope and Content

Illustrations of Old and New Testament stories, including the story of Jesus, made for the Swahili Bible and other works.

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry Matthew Brock (1875-1960), illustrator, was born on 11 July 1875. He attended the Higher Grade School, Cambridge, and studied art at the Cambridge School of Art. His first illustrations were published in 1893, and he exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Royal Institute of Painting in Watercolours from 1901. Brock's work was featured in books and magazines, including Punch. He died in Cambridge on 21 July 1960.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by G.O. Vinter, 1980.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on H.M. Brock in Who was who, vol. V, 1951-1960 (London, 1967), p. 139.

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