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Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), Novelist

Sitter in 23 portraits
Novelist of Polish parentage; became a seaman, and voyaged widely in the East, the setting for many of his most famous novels. Conrad became a British subject in 1886, settled in England in 1894 and devoted himself to literature. He slowly established himself as one of the greatest of all English-speaking novelists, with Lord Jim, 1900, Nostromo, 1904, and Under Western Eyes, 1911.

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Joseph Conrad

by Sir William Rothenstein
pastel, 1903
NPG 2097


Joseph Conrad

by Sir William Rothenstein
pencil, 1916
NPG 2207


Joseph Conrad

by Percy Anderson
chalk and wash, 1918
NPG 1985


Joseph Conrad

by Walter Tittle
oil on canvas, 1923-1924
NPG 2220


Joseph Conrad

by Sir David Low
pencil, circa 1923
NPG 4529(93)


Joseph Conrad

by Sir David Low
pencil, circa 1923
NPG 4529(94)


Joseph Conrad

by James Craig Annan
chlorobromide print, 1923
NPG P1130


Joseph Conrad

by Walter Tittle
etching, 1924
NPG 2482


Joseph Conrad

by Sir Jacob Epstein
bronze bust, 1924
NPG 4159


Joseph Conrad

by George Charles Beresford
sepia-toned platinotype, 1904
NPG x6360


Joseph Conrad; John Conrad

by Unknown photographer
bromide postcard print, mid 1910s
NPG x3714


Joseph Conrad

by William A. Cadby
half-plate glass negative, 1914
NPG x4340


Joseph Conrad

by Alvin Langdon Coburn, published by Duckworth & Co
collotype, 11 March 1916, published 1922
NPG Ax7832


Joseph Conrad

by International Newsreel
bromide print, May 1923
NPG x194070


Joseph Conrad

after Unknown artist
relief halftone, probably published 1912
NPG D45867


Joseph Conrad

after Walter Tittle
lithograph, (July 1929)
NPG D45869


Joseph Conrad

by Theodore Spicer-Simson
bronze medallion, 1921
NPG 6966


Joseph Conrad

by George Charles Beresford
dry-plate glass negative, 1904
NPG x6475


Joseph Conrad

by Alvin Langdon Coburn, published by Duckworth & Co
collotype, 11 March 1916, published 1922
NPG Ax7868


Joseph Conrad

by Malcolm Arbuthnot
bromide print, circa 1921
NPG x194069

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