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Percy Fitzgerald (1830-1925), Writer

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist of 2 portraits
Percy Fitzgerald was an author, critic, painter and sculptor. He studied at Trinity College, Dublin and was then called to the Irish bar. He worked for a time as crown prosecutor on the north eastern circuit. After moving to London, he became a contributor to Charles Dickens's magazine, Household Words, and later dramatic critic for the Observer and the Whitehall Review. Among his many writings are numerous biographies and works relating to the history of the theatre.

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Charles Waterton

by Percy Fitzgerald
pen and ink, 1860
NPG 1621


Charles Reade

by Percy Fitzgerald
plaster cast of bust, circa 1870s-1884
NPG 1633