Search the Collection

H.G. Wells (1866-1946), Novelist and social commentator

Herbert George Wells

Sitter associated with 78 portraits
Author; his science-based futuristic novels, such as The Time Machine (1895) and The Shape of Things to Come (1933) gained a retrospective glamour for predicting air warfare and the atomic bomb; other works include socialist pamphlets, educational tracts and loosely autobiographical novels like The History of Mr Polly (1910).

List Thumbnail

P1132

H.G. Wells

possibly by James Craig Annan
sepia platinotype, 1907
NPG P1132

5071

H.G. Wells

by Claud Lovat Fraser
charcoal and wash, 1910s?
NPG 5071

4644

H.G. Wells

by Sir William Rothenstein
pencil, 1912
NPG 4644

2055

H.G. Wells

by Theodore Spicer-Simson
plasticine medallion, circa 1922
NPG 2055

4529(384)

H.G. Wells

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1926 or before
NPG 4529(384)

4529(385)

H.G. Wells

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1926 or before
NPG 4529(385)

5224(3)

H.G. Wells

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
pen and ink, circa 1928-1936
NPG 5224(3)

4543

H.G. Wells

by Herbert Samuel ('Bert') Thomas
pencil, pen and ink and crayon, 1930s or 1940s?
NPG 4543

5224(2)

H.G. Wells

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
ink and pencil, 1934
NPG 5224(2)

P438

H.G. Wells

by Gisèle Freund
colour print, 1939
NPG P438

P490(86)

H.G. Wells

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1943
NPG P490(86)

6324

H.G. Wells

by Feliks Topolski
oil on canvas, 1943
NPG 6324

x81970

H.G. Wells

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative
NPG x81970

x13210

H.G. Wells

by Unknown photographer
vintage print, 1890s
NPG x13210

x13211

H.G. Wells

by Mayall & Newman Ltd
cabinet card, late 1890s
NPG x13211

x45778

H.G. Wells

by Elliott & Fry
sepia halftone reproduction of a photograph, 1901
NPG x45778

x87258

H.G. Wells

by Alvin Langdon Coburn
photogravure, 2 November 1905
NPG x87258

Ax7773

H.G. Wells

by Alvin Langdon Coburn
photogravure, 2 November 1905
NPG Ax7773

x16750

H.G. Wells

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 April 1911
NPG x16750

x16751

H.G. Wells

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 April 1911
NPG x16751

x16752

H.G. Wells

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 April 1911
NPG x16752

x16753

H.G. Wells

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 April 1911
NPG x16753

x135690

H.G. Wells

by Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé
vintage bromide print, 1912
NPG x135690

x13208

H.G. Wells

by George Charles Beresford
black and white glossy print, 1920
NPG x13208

x165782

H.G. Wells

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print on card mount, 15 May 1925
NPG x165782

x14356

H.G. Wells

by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan)
bromide print, 1930s
NPG x14356

x2146

H.G. Wells

by Howard Coster
print, 1934
NPG x2146

Ax136064

H.G. Wells

by Howard Coster
vintage bromide print, 1934
NPG Ax136064

Ax136159

H.G. Wells

by Howard Coster
vintage bromide print, 1934
NPG Ax136159

x24291

H.G. Wells

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x24291

x24292

H.G. Wells

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x24292

x24294

H.G. Wells

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x24294

x24295

H.G. Wells

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x24295

x24296

H.G. Wells

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1934
NPG x24296

x24297

H.G. Wells

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1934
NPG x24297

x24298

H.G. Wells

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x24298

x165781

H.G. Wells

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print on card mount, November 1935
NPG x165781

x127595

H.G. Wells

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 17 June 1939
NPG x127595

x127596

H.G. Wells

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 17 June 1939
NPG x127596

x127597

H.G. Wells

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 17 June 1939
NPG x127597