Devereux, Frederick Oakes

Frederick Oakes DEVEREUX (1840-1912), whose real name was Frederick Oakes, was a portrait painter and photographer. He was born in Liverpool, England, the son of Ann and John Wright Oakes. Frederick's father, John Wright Oakes, was a distinguished landscape painter and was an associate of eminent Victorian artists, including John Everett Millais (1829-1896) and James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903). By the late 1860s, Frederick Oakes was earning a living as a portrait painter in Brighton, England. Around 1872, he established a photographic portrait studio at 33 West Street, Brighton. The studio went under the name of Frederick Oakes Devereux (F.O. Devereux). Source: