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Bernard Partridge (1861-1945), Cartoonist and illustrator

Sir (John) Bernard Partridge

Sitter in 20 portraits
Artist associated with 91 portraits
Best known for his illustrations for Punch magazine, Partridge previously worked as an actor under the pseudonym Bernard Gould before entering the world of political caricature in 1891. His social circle included many theatrical greats of the 19th century, including Sir Henry Irving, Dame Ellen Terry and Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson. Partridge's early artistic output in the 1880s-1890s reflected his personal interests, and mainly consisted of society caricatures and illustrated reviews of plays. In 1901 he replaced John Tenniel as Punch's chief cartoonist, a post he held until his death. He was knighted by Stanley Baldwin in 1925, and the following year he loyally supported the government during the General Strike.

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Bernard Partridge

by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge
chalk and wash, 1894
NPG 3948

4234

Bernard Partridge

by Ralph Peacock
oil on millboard, 1930s?
NPG 4234

5752

Bernard Partridge

by Sir William Reynolds-Stephens
white metal bust, 1937
NPG 5752

x12656

Bernard Partridge

by Alexander Bassano
boudoir card, 1890s
NPG x12656

x12657

Bernard Partridge

by Alexander Bassano
boudoir card, 1890s
NPG x12657

x12659

Bernard Partridge

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, 1890s
NPG x12659

x12660

Bernard Partridge

by James Russell & Sons
albumen cabinet card, 1890s
NPG x12660

x197898

Bernard Partridge

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, circa 1910
NPG x197898

x4170

Bernard Partridge

by Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé
bromide print, 1915
NPG x4170

x22839

Bernard Partridge

by Howard Coster
vintage print on card mount, 1930
NPG x22839

x24285

Bernard Partridge

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1930
NPG x24285

x24286

Bernard Partridge

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1930
NPG x24286

x24287

Bernard Partridge

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1930
NPG x24287

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Bernard Partridge

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1930
NPG x24288

x24289

Bernard Partridge

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1930
NPG x24289

Ax3445

Bernard Partridge

by Howard Coster
vintage print, 1930
NPG Ax3445

x24281

Bernard Partridge

by Howard Coster
whole-plate film negative, 1930
NPG x24281

x24282

Bernard Partridge

by Howard Coster
whole-plate film negative, 1930
NPG x24282

x24283

Bernard Partridge

by Howard Coster
whole-plate film negative, 1930
NPG x24283

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Bernard Partridge

by Howard Coster
whole-plate film negative, 1930
NPG x24284

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