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George Charles Beresford (1864-1938), Photographer

Sitter in 2 portraits
Artist associated with 385 portraits
Leaving college in 1882, Beresford went to India as a civil engineer but ,suffering badly from malaria, had to return to England. From 1902 to 1932 he worked as a portraitist in Yeomans Row in Knightsbridge, London, specialising in platinotype portraits of writers, artists and politicians that appeared regularly in publications of the time such as The World's Work, The Sketch, The Tatler and The Illustrated London News. During World War One he donated his profits to the Red Cross and later became an antique dealer. The National Portrait Gallery purchased a number of original negatives and prints from his secretary Miss Toplis in 1943.

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P220

Virginia Woolf

by George Charles Beresford
platinum print, July 1902
NPG P220

P221

Virginia Woolf

by George Charles Beresford
platinum print, July 1902
NPG P221

P222

Virginia Woolf

by George Charles Beresford
platinum print, July 1902
NPG P222

P223

Virginia Woolf

by George Charles Beresford
platinum print, July 1902
NPG P223

P1006

Lady Ottoline Morrell

by George Charles Beresford
platinum print on photographer's card mount, 4 June 1903
NPG P1006

P1007

Lady Ottoline Morrell

by George Charles Beresford
platinum print on photographer's card mount, 4 June 1903
NPG P1007

2542

(James) Keir Hardie (né James Kerr)

by Cosmo Rowe, after a photograph by George Charles Beresford
pencil, (1905)
NPG 2542

x21507

Sir Henry John Newbolt

by George Charles Beresford
bromide print, 1900s-1910s
NPG x21507

x12912

Alice Mary (née Knewstub), Lady Rothenstein

by George Charles Beresford
platinum print, circa 1901
NPG x12912

x16363

Mabel Louisa Eliot (née Dean-Paul)

by George Charles Beresford
platinum print, 1902
NPG x16363

x128766

Sir Leslie Stephen

by George Charles Beresford
sepia-toned platinotype print on card mount, 1902
NPG x128766

x6532

Alphonse Legros

by George Charles Beresford
half-plate glass negative, 1902
NPG x6532

x6533

Alphonse Legros

by George Charles Beresford
half-plate glass negative, 1902
NPG x6533

x6502

Sir George James Frampton

by George Charles Beresford
half-plate glass negative, 1902
NPG x6502

x6573

Auguste Rodin

by George Charles Beresford
half-plate glass negative, 1902
NPG x6573

x6574

Auguste Rodin

by George Charles Beresford
half-plate glass negative, 1902
NPG x6574

x6575

Auguste Rodin

by George Charles Beresford
half-plate glass negative, 1902
NPG x6575

x6599

Henry Tonks

by George Charles Beresford
half-plate glass negative, August 1902
NPG x6599

x6600

Henry Tonks

by George Charles Beresford
half-plate glass negative, August 1902
NPG x6600