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Sir Edmund William Gosse (1849-1928), Poet, writer and author of 'Father and Son'

Sitter in 25 portraits
Critic and author; held posts in the British Museum, the Board of Trade and the House of Lords Library; published many volumes of verse, criticism and biography and became one of the most influential literary figures of the age. Gosse also introduced Ibsen to the English public, translating two of his plays, but is now best remembered for Father and Son, 1907, a powerful portrait of his overbearing father.

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Sir Edmund William Gosse

by John Singer Sargent
oil on canvas, 1886
On display in Room 29 at the National Portrait Gallery
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Sir Edmund William Gosse

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1920s?
NPG 4529(141)

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Sir Edmund William Gosse

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1920s?
NPG 4529(141a)

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Sir Edmund William Gosse

by Sir William Rothenstein
pencil, 1928
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Sir Edmund William Gosse

by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant)
platinum print, early 1890s
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Sir Edmund William Gosse

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1904
NPG x19939

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Sir Edmund William Gosse

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1904
NPG x44682

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Mark Twain at the House of Commons

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 2 July 1907
NPG x89002

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Mark Twain at the House of Commons

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 2 July 1907
NPG x89003

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'Lunch Party, House of Commons'

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 24 March 1908
NPG x135009

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'Luncheon Party, House of Commons'

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 24 March 1908
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'Luncheon Party at the House of Commons'

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 24 March 1908
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'Luncheon Party, House of Commons'

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 24 March 1908
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'Luncheon Party at the House of Commons'

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 17 July 1908
NPG x135013

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'Luncheon Party at the House of Commons'

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 17 July 1908
NPG x135569

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'Luncheon Party at the House of Commons'

probably by Roland Parker Stone, for Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 17 July 1908
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'Luncheon Party at the House of Commons'

probably by Roland Parker Stone, for Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 17 July 1908
NPG x135568

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Sir Edmund William Gosse

by James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39177

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Sir Edmund William Gosse; Thomas Hardy

by William Bellows
cream-toned bromide print, 29 June 1927
NPG x17364