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George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Playwright

Sitter in 136 portraits
Artist associated with 8 portraits
Playwright; one of the literary giants of the modern period, whose writings span a vast spectrum of subjects and ideas; an active Fabian socialist, Shaw's influence was felt in politics and society at large; during the eighties and nineties he wrote important musical and dramatic criticism, introduced the British public to the work of Ibsen, and wrote some of his best plays. Successful seasons at the Royal Court Theatre (1904-7) established Shaw's reputation and many of his plays, including Majora Barbara (1905) and Pygmalion (1914) later reached wider audiences as popular films. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925.

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Harley Granville-Barker

by George Bernard Shaw
cream-toned matte print, late 1890s
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Harley Granville-Barker; George Bernard Shaw; Charlotte Shaw (nee Payne-Townshend)

by George Bernard Shaw, and by Harley Granville-Barker
album page with six platinotype snapshot prints, 1904
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Harley Granville-Barker; George Bernard Shaw; Charlotte Shaw (nee Payne-Townshend)

by George Bernard Shaw, and by Harley Granville-Barker
album page with six platinotype snapshot prints, 1904
NPG x126441

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Beatrice Webb

by George Bernard Shaw, copy by Emery Walker Ltd
photogravure, circa 1900
NPG P329

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Harley Granville-Barker

by George Bernard Shaw
platinum print, double exposure, 1904
NPG P1039

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Beatrice Webb

by George Bernard Shaw, copy by Emery Walker Ltd
photogravure, circa 1900
NPG x28770

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Beatrice Webb

by George Bernard Shaw, copy by Emery Walker Ltd
photogravure, circa 1900
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