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William Ernest Henley (1849-1903), Poet and writer

Sitter in 7 portraits
Poet, dramatist and critic; disabled from the age of twelve, Henry suffered from tuberculosis of the bone which resulted in the amputation of his left leg below the knee. Henley edited various magazines and occupied a prominent place in the nineties movement. A friend and collaborator of Robert Louis Stevenson, he wrote prolifically on literature and art, championing Whistler and introducing Rodin's work to the English public.

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William Ernest Henley

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3586


William Ernest Henley

by Auguste Rodin
bronze head, 1884-1886
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1697


William Ernest Henley

by George Charles Beresford
vintage print, 14 March 1903
NPG x18410


William Ernest Henley

by Albert George Dew-Smith
platinum print, 1890s
NPG x18502


William Ernest Henley

by Albert George Dew-Smith
platinum print, 1890s
NPG x18503


William Ernest Henley ('Men of the Day. No. 551.')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 26 November 1892
NPG D44622

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