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Arnold Bennett (1867-1931), Author and journalist

(Enoch) Arnold Bennett

Sitter in 32 portraits
Born in Burslem Staffordshire, Bennett moved to London in 1889 where he wrote articles and short stories. Starting as assistant editor of the weekly journal Woman in 1893, he became editor three years later but soon resigned to concentrate on his writing. Anna of the Five Towns (1901) and The Grand Babylon Hotel (1902) were followed by Whom God hath Joined (1906) The Old Wives Tale (1908) and the Clayhanger trilogy (first volume in 1910). They established Bennett as a major exponent of realist fiction. He was a prolific author becoming the highest paid literary journalist in the 1920s for his weekly Evening Standard column.

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3422

Arnold Bennett

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3422

3423

Arnold Bennett

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3423

3424

Arnold Bennett

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3424

2043

Arnold Bennett

by Theodore Spicer-Simson
plasticine medallion, 1922
NPG 2043

2664

Arnold Bennett

by Walter Tittle
pencil, 1923
NPG 2664

4561

Arnold Bennett

by Sir David Low
chalk, published 1926
NPG 4561

4075

Arnold Bennett

by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge
chalk and wash, published in Punch 27 April 1927
NPG 4075

x82010

Arnold Bennett

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative
NPG x82010

x9080

Arnold Bennett

by Claude Harris
vintage bromide print, 1910s-1920s
NPG x9080

x131707

Arnold Bennett

by James Craig Annan
vintage bromide print, 1911
NPG x131707

x29750

Arnold Bennett

by Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé
vintage bromide print, 1911
NPG x29750

x132919

Arnold Bennett

by Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé
modern print on sepia-toned Veribrom paper, 1911
NPG x132919

Ax7797

Arnold Bennett

by Alvin Langdon Coburn
photogravure, 1 February 1913
NPG Ax7797

x731

Arnold Bennett

by George Charles Beresford
vintage print, 1927
NPG x731

x733

Arnold Bennett

by George Charles Beresford
sepia-toned platinotype, 1927
NPG x733

x734

Arnold Bennett

by George Charles Beresford
vintage print, 1927
NPG x734

Ax136119

Arnold Bennett

by Howard Coster
vintage bromide print, July 1929
NPG Ax136119

x136846

Arnold Bennett

by Howard Coster
bromide print, July 1929
NPG x136846

x10353

Arnold Bennett

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, September 1929
NPG x10353

x10354

Arnold Bennett

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, September 1929
NPG x10354

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