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George Moore (1852-1933), Novelist

Sitter in 8 portraits
Born in Ireland, he moved to France where he studied painting and published his first book of verse, Flowers of Passion, in 1878. In 1880 he moved to London where he published several novels. He was art critic of The Speakerand the author of Modern Painting (1893). He returned to Ireland in 1899 where he became involved in the development of the Irish National Theatre and published two collections of short stories. He is credited as the first English novelist to break away from the content, structure, techniques, and style of the Victorian novelists towards a more naturalistic realism. His short stories influenced the early writings of James Joyce.

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George Moore

by Sir William Newenham Montague Orpen
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George Moore

by Henry Tonks
pencil, published 1901
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George Moore

by Alvin Langdon Coburn
photogravure, 1908
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George Moore

by Henry Tonks
pastel, circa 1920
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George Moore

by Francis Dodd
pencil, 1932
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George Moore

by L. Godon
plaster cast of death-mask, 1933
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George Moore

by Alvin Langdon Coburn
photogravure, 23 January 1908
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George Moore ('Men of the Day. No. 670.')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 21 January 1897
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