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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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Ax39212

George Bernard Shaw

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
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x81840

George Bernard Shaw

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, 1919
NPG x81840

x9089

George Bernard Shaw

by Claude Harris
vintage bromide print, 1920s
NPG x9089

x185231

George Bernard Shaw

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, copied May 1941 (circa 1920)
NPG x185231

x1504

George Bernard Shaw

by Herbert Lambert
photogravure, 1924
NPG x1504

x37025

George Bernard Shaw

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
whole-plate film negative, 8 July 1926
NPG x37025

x37026

George Bernard Shaw

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
whole-plate film negative, 8 July 1926
NPG x37026

x37027

George Bernard Shaw

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
whole-plate film negative, 8 July 1926
NPG x37027

x37028

George Bernard Shaw

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
whole-plate film negative, 8 July 1926
NPG x37028

x37029

George Bernard Shaw

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
whole-plate film negative, 8 July 1926
NPG x37029

x13457

George Bernard Shaw

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print on card mount, 1928
NPG x13457

x13455

George Bernard Shaw

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print on card mount, 1928
NPG x13455

x13458

George Bernard Shaw

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 1928
NPG x13458

x84730

George Bernard Shaw

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 20 September 1929
NPG x84730

x84731

George Bernard Shaw

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 20 September 1929
NPG x84731

x84732

George Bernard Shaw

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 20 September 1929
NPG x84732

x19074

George Bernard Shaw

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 20 September 1929
NPG x19074

x19075

George Bernard Shaw

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 20 September 1929
NPG x19075

x19076

George Bernard Shaw

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 20 September 1929
NPG x19076