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Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel)

(1872-1950)

Artist associated with 36 portraits
Charles Buchel was born in Mainz, Germany, but came to England as a child. He studied at the Royal Academy Schools and in 1898, he began to work for the actor-manager, Herbert Beerbohm Tree, with whom he was closely associated for the next sixteen years. He painted many portraits of Tree, as well as posters, programmes and other theatrical works. As a result of this connection Buchel became well known in theatrical circles and painted many leading stars of the day, including Henry Irving, Lily Langtry and George Alexander. He also illustrated several theatrical magazines.

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Radclyffe Hall, by Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel) - NPG 4347

Radclyffe Hall

by Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel)
oil on canvas, 1918
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4347

Sir John Martin-Harvey, by Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel) - NPG 4694

Sir John Martin-Harvey

by Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel)
chalk, 1918
NPG 4694

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel) - NPG 5564

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel)
oil on canvas, 1920s?
NPG 5564

William Henry Berry, after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), and after  John Hassall - NPG D31721

William Henry Berry

after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), and after John Hassall
lithograph, early 20th century
NPG D31721

Darley George Boucicault (Dion Boucicault Jr), after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), and after  John Hassall - NPG D31999

Darley George Boucicault (Dion Boucicault Jr)

after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), and after John Hassall
lithograph, early 20th century
NPG D31999

Arthur Bourchier, after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), and after  John Hassall - NPG D32009

Arthur Bourchier

after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), and after John Hassall
lithograph, early 20th century
NPG D32009

Gladys Cooper, after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), and after  John Hassall - NPG D34108

Gladys Cooper

after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), and after John Hassall
lithograph, early 20th century
NPG D34108

Margaret Gernon Cooper, after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), and after  John Hassall - NPG D34109

Margaret Gernon Cooper

after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), and after John Hassall
lithograph, early 20th century
NPG D34109

Phyllis Dare, after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), and after  John Hassall - NPG D34678

Phyllis Dare

after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), and after John Hassall
lithograph, early 20th century
NPG D34678

George Graves, after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), and after  John Hassall - NPG D34807

George Graves

after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), and after John Hassall
lithograph, early 20th century
NPG D34807

Sir Charles Henry Hawtrey, after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), and after  John Hassall - NPG D35624

Sir Charles Henry Hawtrey

after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), and after John Hassall
lithograph, early 20th century
NPG D35624

Percy Hutchison, after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), and after  John Hassall - NPG D36420

Percy Hutchison

after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), and after John Hassall
lithograph, early 20th century
NPG D36420

Sir Henry Irving, after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), and after  John Hassall - NPG D36457

Sir Henry Irving

after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), and after John Hassall
lithograph, early 20th century
NPG D36457

Doris Keane, after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel) - NPG D36760

Doris Keane

after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel)
lithograph, early 20th century
NPG D36760

Alfred Lester, after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), after  John Hassall - NPG D37304

Alfred Lester

after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), after John Hassall
lithograph, early 20th century
NPG D37304

Ethel Levey, after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), after  John Hassall - NPG D37378

Ethel Levey

after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), after John Hassall
lithograph, early 20th century
NPG D37378

Violet Loraine, after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), after  John Hassall - NPG D37440

Violet Loraine

after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), after John Hassall
lithograph, early 20th century
NPG D37440

Irene Vanbrugh, after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), after  John Hassall - NPG D38533

Irene Vanbrugh

after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), after John Hassall
lithograph, early 20th century
NPG D38533

Leo Morker, after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), after  John Hassall - NPG D38850

Leo Morker

after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), after John Hassall
lithograph, early 20th century
NPG D38850

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