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Sir (Thomas Henry) Hall Caine (1853-1931), Novelist

Sitter in 25 portraits
Leaving school at the age of fourteen, Caine became an architect's apprentice in Liverpool. An aspiring writer, he began to write regularly for local publications and corresponding with several eminent literary men, most notably Dante Gabriel Rossetti, for whom he came to act as secretary. He would go on to produce fifteen best-selling romantic novels, that also promoted his socialist beliefs. Inspired by his Manx heritage, The Manxman (1894) was an immediate hit and is probably his best-known book. This was followed by his novel The Christian (1897), which was the first novel in Britain to sell one million copies. In his time an exceedingly popular and successful writer, Caine's work is now largely forgotten.

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3434

Sir (Thomas Henry) Hall Caine

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3434

3435

Sir (Thomas Henry) Hall Caine

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3435

3436

Sir (Thomas Henry) Hall Caine

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3436

P1700(4c)

Sir (Thomas Henry) Hall Caine

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, circa 1894
NPG P1700(4c)

3667

Sir (Thomas Henry) Hall Caine

by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 2 July 1896
NPG 3667

x5000

Sir (Thomas Henry) Hall Caine

by Walery, published by Sampson Low & Co
carbon print, published December 1890
NPG x5000

x136477

Sir (Thomas Henry) Hall Caine

published by Ogden's
cigarette card, published circa 1894-1907
NPG x136477

x193156

Sir (Thomas Henry) Hall Caine

possibly by James Russell & Sons, published by Ogden's
bromide cigarette card, published circa 1897
NPG x193156

x198080

Sir (Thomas Henry) Hall Caine

by Unknown photographer
halftone postcard print, early 1910s
NPG x198080

x16754

Sir (Thomas Henry) Hall Caine

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1911
NPG x16754

x16755

Sir (Thomas Henry) Hall Caine

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1911
NPG x16755

x16756

Sir (Thomas Henry) Hall Caine

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1911
NPG x16756

x16757

Sir (Thomas Henry) Hall Caine

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1911
NPG x16757

x16758

Sir (Thomas Henry) Hall Caine

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1911
NPG x16758

x5001

Sir (Thomas Henry) Hall Caine

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen cabinet card, circa 1915
NPG x5001

D2659

Sir (Thomas Henry) Hall Caine

by Alexander ('Alick') Penrose Forbes Ritchie
colour relief halftone cigarette card, 1926
NPG D2659

D23326

Sir (Thomas Henry) Hall Caine

by Mark Wayner (Weiner)
lithograph, published 1931
NPG D23326

D2711

Sir (Thomas Henry) Hall Caine

by Unknown artist, issued by Godfrey Phillips
colour relief halftone cigarette card, 1932
NPG D2711

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