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Sir Henry Irving

(1838-1905), Actor-manager

Sir Henry Irving (John Henry Brodribb)

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sitter in 119 portraits
Actor; first achieved success on the London stage in the 1860s and, in 1867, played for the first time with Ellen Terry, beginning their famous theatrical association. He established his reputation as a tragedian with his Hamlet at the Lyceum in 1874 and played many Shakespearean and classic roles in a style which was individual and controversial, but which held audiences spellbound. A great manager as well as actor, Irving organized several American and Canadian tours, received many honours, and was the first actor to be knighted.

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Sir Henry Irving, printed by Goupil & Co, after  Edwin Longsden Long - NPG D36454

Sir Henry Irving

printed by Goupil & Co, after Edwin Longsden Long
photogravure, (1880)
NPG D36454

Sir Henry Irving, by Maclure & Macdonald, published by  The Pictorial World, after  Samuel Alexander Walker - NPG D36455

Sir Henry Irving

by Maclure & Macdonald, published by The Pictorial World, after Samuel Alexander Walker
chromolithograph, published 1883
NPG D36455

Sir Henry Irving, by Maclure & Macdonald, published by  The Pictorial World, after  Samuel Alexander Walker - NPG D36456

Sir Henry Irving

by Maclure & Macdonald, published by The Pictorial World, after Samuel Alexander Walker
chromolithograph, published 13 January 1883
NPG D36456

"In Vanity Fair" (King George V, Prince Arthur of Connaught and 20 others)

by Unknown artist
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 29 November 1890
NPG D44518

Sir Henry Irving, by Sir William Rothenstein - NPG D36453

Sir Henry Irving

by Sir William Rothenstein
lithograph, 1898
NPG D36453

Sir Henry Irving as Thomas à Beckett in 'Becket', by Harry Furniss - NPG D93

Sir Henry Irving as Thomas à Beckett in 'Becket'

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1898; published in Some Victorian Men 1924
NPG D93

Sir Henry Irving, by Sir William Rothenstein - NPG D20932

Sir Henry Irving

by Sir William Rothenstein
lithograph, 1898
NPG D20932

Sir Henry Irving, published by William Heinemann, after  Sir William Newzam Prior Nicholson - NPG D32972

Sir Henry Irving

published by William Heinemann, after Sir William Newzam Prior Nicholson
lithographic reproduction of a hand-coloured woodcut, published 1899
NPG D32972

Sir Henry Irving, after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), and after  John Hassall - NPG D36457

Sir Henry Irving

after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), and after John Hassall
lithograph, early 20th century
NPG D36457

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Sir Henry Irving

by Lock & Whitfield
woodburytype, circa early 1870s
NPG Ax7601

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