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Sir John Lavery (1856-1941), Painter

Sitter in 15 portraits
Artist associated with 16 portraits
Born in Belfast and brought up on a farm in Northern Ireland, Lavery was apprenticed to a painter-photographer in Glasgow and attended the Glasgow School of Art. He was exhibiting as an independent artist by 1879. He became a society portrait painter and official court painter.

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Sir John Lavery

by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge
pencil and chalk, published in Punch 30 March 1927
NPG 3671


Sir John Lavery

by Unknown photographer
platinum print, circa 1909
NPG x19900


Sir John Lavery

by Walter Stoneman
whole-plate glass negative, 1918
NPG x44151


Sir John Lavery

by Walter Stoneman
whole-plate glass negative, 1918
NPG x44152


Sir John Lavery

by Walter Stoneman
whole-plate glass negative, 1918
NPG x44153


Sir John Lavery in his studio

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 28 October 1919
NPG x18934


Hazel (née Martyn), Lady Lavery; Sir John Lavery

by Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé
modern print on sepia-toned Veribrom paper, 1922
NPG x132912


Sir John Lavery

by Press Portrait Bureau
bromide press print, 1930s
NPG x182347


Sir John Lavery

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 1936
NPG x25913


Unidentified woman; Sir John Lavery; Jessie Doris (née Delevingne), Viscountess Castlerosse

by Edward George W. Malindine, for Daily Herald
modern bromide print from original negative, 30 April 1937
NPG x74793


Sir John Lavery

by Alexander ('Alick') Penrose Forbes Ritchie
lithograph, published 7 May 1913
NPG D9827


Sir John Lavery

by Powys Evans
lithograph, published 1926
NPG D11255


Sir John Lavery

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1918
NPG x168852


Sir John Lavery

by GAL
pen and ink and wash, 1927
NPG D37199


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