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Jerome Klapka Jerome (1859-1927), Novelist and playwright

Sitter in 31 portraits
Novelist and playwright; Jerome left school at fourteen and initially worked as a clerk for a railway company, and then as an actor. He gave up the stage in favour of writing and journalism, publishing his first book On the Stage - and Off in 1885. His most famous book Three Men in a Boat, 1889, has remained a popular classic, and has been filmed three times. He wrote several plays and worked as an editor on The Idler and To-Day magazines. Jerome served as an ambulance driver in the French army during the First World War (he was too old for the British Army), and he wrote his autobiography My Life and Times in 1926.

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4492

Jerome Klapka Jerome

by Solomon Joseph Solomon
oil on panel, circa 1889
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4492

4491

Jerome Klapka Jerome

by Philip Alexius de László
oil on canvas, 1921
NPG 4491

Ax16151

Jerome Klapka Jerome

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1893
NPG Ax16151

x136534

Jerome Klapka Jerome

published by Ogden's
cigarette card, published circa 1894-1907
NPG x136534

Ax25180

Jerome Klapka Jerome

by Frederic G. Hodsoll
glossy sepia bromide print, circa 1904
NPG Ax25180

x29905

Jerome Klapka Jerome

by Mendoza Galleries
platinotype on card mount, 1910s
NPG x29905

Ax136959

Jerome Klapka Jerome

by and after Bassano Ltd
printing-out paper print, circa 1914 (1914)
NPG Ax136959

Ax39112

Jerome Klapka Jerome

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39112

x11843

Jerome Klapka Jerome

by Hay Wrightson
platinum print on card mount, 1920s
NPG x11843

x18555

Jerome Klapka Jerome

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 May 1924
NPG x18555

x18557

Jerome Klapka Jerome

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 May 1924
NPG x18557

x18558

Jerome Klapka Jerome

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 May 1924
NPG x18558

x11844

Jerome Klapka Jerome

by Frank Arthur Swaine
sepia-toned bromide print, circa 1926
NPG x11844

Ax9370

Jerome Klapka Jerome

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Eglington & Co
carbon print, published 1 June 1890
NPG Ax9370

Ax27638

Jerome Klapka Jerome

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Eglington & Co
carbon print on card mount, published 1893
NPG Ax27638

x599

Jerome Klapka Jerome

by Alexander Bassano
glass negative, 1897
NPG x599

x600

Jerome Klapka Jerome

by Alexander Bassano
glass negative, 1897
NPG x600

x601

Jerome Klapka Jerome

by Alexander Bassano
glass negative, 1897
NPG x601

x661

Jerome Klapka Jerome

by Alexander Bassano
glass negative, 1897
NPG x661

x18100

Jerome Klapka Jerome

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1914
NPG x18100

x18101

Jerome Klapka Jerome

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1914
NPG x18101

x18102

Jerome Klapka Jerome

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1914
NPG x18102

x82178

Jerome Klapka Jerome

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, 1920s
NPG x82178

x18556

Jerome Klapka Jerome

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 May 1924
NPG x18556

x41530

Jerome Klapka Jerome

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
half-plate film negative, 12 November 1926
NPG x41530

x41531

Jerome Klapka Jerome

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
half-plate film negative, 12 November 1926
NPG x41531

x41532

Jerome Klapka Jerome

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
half-plate film negative, 12 November 1926
NPG x41532

x41533

Jerome Klapka Jerome

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
half-plate film negative, 12 November 1926
NPG x41533