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John Galsworthy (1867-1933), Novelist and playwright

Sitter in 42 portraits
Novelist and playwright; Galsworthy began his literary career with a volume of short stories, From the Four Winds (1897). He reached his maturity as an author in 1906 with the publication of the first novel in the trilogy The Forsyte Saga, considered to be a critique of Victorianism. In the same year his first play, The Silver Box, appeared at the Court Theatre in London. A popular and prolific writer in the realist vein, he refused a knighthood in 1918, but was appointed to the Order of Merit in 1929 and in 1932 was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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John Galsworthy

by Theodore Spicer-Simson
bronze medallion, 1921
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John Galsworthy

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1927 or before
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John Galsworthy

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1927 or before
NPG 4529(134)

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John Galsworthy

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1927 or before
NPG 4529(135)

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John Galsworthy

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1927 or before
NPG 4529(136)

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John Galsworthy

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1927 or before
NPG 4529(137)

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John Galsworthy

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1927 or before
NPG 4529(138)

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John Galsworthy

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1927 or before
NPG 4529(139)

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John Galsworthy

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1927 or before
NPG 4529(140)

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John Galsworthy

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1927 or before
NPG 4529(135a)

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John Galsworthy

by David Evans
bronze bust, 1929
On display in Room 29 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4208

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John Galsworthy

by Edward John Burra
ink, 1932
NPG 6368

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John Galsworthy

by Alvin Langdon Coburn
photogravure, 18 October 1909
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John Galsworthy

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
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John Galsworthy

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
whole-plate autochrome, 1922
NPG x7178

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Ada Person Galsworthy (née Cooper); John Galsworthy

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 1926
NPG x194093

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John Galsworthy

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1926
NPG x13612

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John Galsworthy

by Sasha (Alexander Stewart)
bromide print, July 1927
NPG x28345

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John Galsworthy

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
matte bromide print on photographer's folder, 3 October 1929
NPG x5100

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John Galsworthy

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, circa 1929
NPG x14353