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William De Morgan (1839-1917), Artist, potter and novelist

William Frend De Morgan

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sitter in 7 portraits
Potter, designer and novelist, De Morgan became part of William Morris' circle in the early 1860s and, under Morris' influence, turned his attention to ceramics. He established his first pottery in Chelsea in 1871, subsequently moving to Merton and Fulham and developing the lustre glazes for which his pottery is famous. In his sixties, De Morgan embarked on a second career as a novelist, publishing his highly successful Joseph Vance in 1906.

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6358

William De Morgan

by (Mary) Evelyn De Morgan (née Pickering)
oil on canvas, 1909
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6358

x1348

William De Morgan

by Luigi Montabone
albumen cabinet card, circa 1898
NPG x1348

x87254

William De Morgan

by Alvin Langdon Coburn
photogravure, 21 July 1908
NPG x87254

Ax7788

William De Morgan

by Alvin Langdon Coburn
photogravure, 21 July 1908
NPG Ax7788

Ax39113

William De Morgan

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39113

x68905

William De Morgan

by Ethel Glazebrook
modern bromide print from the original whole-plate copy negative, circa 1915
NPG x68905