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Théobald Chartran ('T') (1849-1907)

Artist associated with 13 portraits
French-born Theobald Chartran began his study of art in Paris under Alexandre Cabanel and later attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He gained a reputation as a painter of historical tableaux and won a number of commissions to paint French government buildings. After 1880, Chartran concentrated on portrait painting and became one of the favourite portraitists of elegant society. In the 1870s and 1880s he was one of an international group of artists who worked for Vanity Fair, producing caricatures of many of the leading characters of the day. He signed these works 'T'. He travelled to the United States in 1893 and made annual portrait-painting visits thereafter, until the end of his life.

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(François Paul) Jules Grévy

by Théobald Chartran ('T')
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 12 July 1879
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Leonard Henry Courtney, 1st Baron Courtney of Penwith

by Théobald Chartran ('T')
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 25 September 1880
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4707(18)

Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier

by Théobald Chartran ('T')
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 1 May 1880
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Frank Hugh O'Cahan O'Donnell

by Théobald Chartran ('T')
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 28 August 1880
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Sir John Edmund Commerell

by Théobald Chartran ('T')
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 24 December 1881
NPG 4060

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Sir Robert Fowler, 1st Bt

by Théobald Chartran ('T')
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 25 June 1881
NPG 2571

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Sir John Bennet Lawes, 1st Bt

by Théobald Chartran ('T')
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 8 July 1882
NPG 2643

4636

Thomas de Grey, 6th Baron Walsingham

by Théobald Chartran ('T')
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 9 September 1882
On display in the Billiard Room at Bodelwyddan Castle
NPG 4636

2574

Sir Charles James Freake, 1st Bt

by Théobald Chartran ('T')
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 31 March 1883
NPG 2574

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Sir Edmund Lechmere, 3rd Bt

by Théobald Chartran ('T')
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 23 June 1883
NPG 4628

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Sir William Thackeray Marriott

by Théobald Chartran ('T')
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 24 March 1883
NPG 2586

D4643

Blanche Elizabeth Adelaide Beresford (née Somerset), Marchioness of Waterford

by Théobald Chartran ('T'), printed by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son
chromolithograph, published 1883
NPG D4643

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Ralph Vivian

by Théobald Chartran ('T')
chromolithograph, published 1883
NPG D6768