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Frank Burnand (1836-1917), Playwright and humorist; editor of Punch

Sir Francis Cowley ('Frank') Burnand

Sitter in 14 portraits
One of the most prolific dramatic authors and burlesque writers ever known, with nearly two hundred works to his credit. His first production was a burlesque entitled Dido, produced at the St James's Theatre in 1860; his most notable pieces included Ixion, or the Man at the Wheel (1863), Black Eyed Susan (1866) and Ariel (1883), based on The Tempest. One of Burnand's biggest successes was the burlesque The Colonel (1881), which made so much money for actor-manager Edgar Bruce that he was able to build the Prince of Wales Theatre. In 1861, Burnand joined the staff of Punch. He became the magazine's editor in 1880, a post that he held until his retirement in 1906.

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3429

Frank Burnand

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3429

3430

Frank Burnand

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3430

Ax129591

Frank Burnand

probably by Lock & Whitfield, published by Wyman & Sons
woodburytype, published 1 February 1879
NPG Ax129591

x4915

Frank Burnand

probably by Lock & Whitfield, published by Wyman & Sons
woodburytype, published 1 February 1879
NPG x4915

x9051

Frank Burnand

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, 1880s
NPG x9051

x29192

Frank Burnand

by St James's Photographic Co
carbon print, published mid 1880s
NPG x29192

x9112

Frank Burnand

by Walery, published by Sampson Low & Co
carbon print, published November 1888
NPG x9112

x32627

Group at the Houses of Parliament

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, July 1899
NPG x32627

x4904

Frank Burnand

by Unknown photographer
albumen cabinet card, circa 1899
NPG x4904

x87728

Frank Burnand

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, July 1899
NPG x87728

Ax29602

Frank Burnand

by Frederic G. Hodsoll
bromide print, early 1900s
NPG Ax29602

x4903

Frank Burnand

by Walter H. Barrett
albumen carte-de-visite, 26 October 1902
NPG x4903

Ax46123

Frank Burnand

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax46123

Ax9111

Frank Burnand

by Walery, published by Sampson Low & Co
carbon print, published November 1888
NPG Ax9111