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George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Playwright

Sitter in 139 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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George Bernard Shaw

by Sir Emery Walker
half-plate glass negative, 1891
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George Bernard Shaw

by Sir Emery Walker
half-plate glass negative, 1891
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George Bernard Shaw

by Sir Emery Walker
half-plate glass negative, 1891
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George Bernard Shaw

by Sir Emery Walker
half-plate glass negative, 1891
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George Bernard Shaw

by Sir Emery Walker
half-plate glass negative, 1891
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George Bernard Shaw

by Sir Emery Walker
half-plate glass negative, 1891
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George Bernard Shaw

by Sir Emery Walker
half-plate glass negative, 1891
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George Bernard Shaw

by Sir Emery Walker
half-plate glass negative, 1891
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George Bernard Shaw

by Sir Emery Walker
whole-plate glass copy negative, July 1891
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George Bernard Shaw

by Elliott & Fry
photogravure, 1891
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George Bernard Shaw

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, 1891
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George Bernard Shaw

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1893
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George Bernard Shaw

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, 1900
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George Bernard Shaw; Charlotte Shaw (née Payne-Townshend)

by Foulsham & Banfield
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 12 March 1902
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George Bernard Shaw

by Alvin Langdon Coburn
photogravure, 1 August 1904
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George Bernard Shaw

by Alvin Langdon Coburn
photogravure, 1 August 1904
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Harley Granville-Barker; George Bernard Shaw; Charlotte Shaw (née Payne-Townshend)

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

probably by Sydney Haldane Olivier, 1st Baron Olivier
vintage snapshot print, 1911-1912
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George Bernard Shaw

probably by Sydney Haldane Olivier, 1st Baron Olivier
vintage snapshot print, 1911-1912
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George Bernard Shaw

probably by Sydney Haldane Olivier, 1st Baron Olivier
vintage snapshot print, 1911-1912
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