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Theodore Blake Wirgman (1848-1925), Painter and engraver

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 24 portraits
The painter and illustrator T. B. Wirgman came from a Swedish family, but grew up in London, studying at the Royal Academy Schools from the age of fifteen. He worked for a while in Paris before returning to London. Wirgman produced a series of portraits for Graphic magazine, and continued to draw and paint portraits thereafter, including producing a series of illustrations of British sculptors for Century magazine. As well as portraits, Wirgman also painted contemporary and historical genre subjects.

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Thomas Henry Huxley

by Theodore Blake Wirgman
pencil, 1882
NPG 1528

D23052

Sir Henry Yule

by Theodore Blake Wirgman
etching, 1880s (1881)
NPG D23052

D9244

Sir Henry Yule

by Theodore Blake Wirgman
etching, 1880s (1881)
NPG D9244

D9648

Sir Henry Yule

by Theodore Blake Wirgman
etching, 1880s (1881)
NPG D9648

D36434

Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh

published by The Graphic, after Theodore Blake Wirgman
wood engraving, published 28 June 1884
NPG D36434

D33255

Lord Randolph Churchill

published by The Graphic, after Theodore Blake Wirgman
wood engraving, published 30 May 1885
NPG D33255

D5392

The Marquess and Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava

published by The Graphic, after Theodore Blake Wirgman
wood engraving, published 14 March 1885
NPG D5392

D33438

John Ruskin

published by The Graphic, after Theodore Blake Wirgman
lithograph printed in black and grey, published 3 April 1886 (circa 1886)
NPG D33438

D36433

Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh

published by The Graphic, after Theodore Blake Wirgman
wood engraving, published 15 January 1887
NPG D36433

D33398

probably Hugh Francis Clarke Cleghorn

after Theodore Blake Wirgman
photographic print, (1888)
NPG D33398

D34043

Thomas Bernard Collinson

after Theodore Blake Wirgman
photographic print, (1888)
NPG D34043

D35173

possibly Craven Hildesley Dickens

after Theodore Blake Wirgman
photographic print, (May 1889)
NPG D35173

D36276

Sir Henry Yule

by Theodore Blake Wirgman
photographic reproduction, published 1890 (1886)
NPG D36276

D34526

William Ewart Gladstone ('Mr. Gladstone speaking on the Transvaal difficulty, March 16, 1883')

by Charles Roberts, after Theodore Blake Wirgman
wood engraving, published 1898
NPG D34526