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Sir Arthur Wing Pinero (1855-1934), Playwright

Sitter in 21 portraits
Sir Arthur Wing Pinero was a leading playwright of the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. Born into an English family descended from Portuguese Jews, Pinero abandoned legal studies at nineteen to become an actor. His first play, £200 a Year, was produced in 1877. His best farces, such as The Magistrate (1885), The Schoolmistress (1886) and Dandy Dick (1887), were written for the Royal Court Theatre in London. It was his play The Second Mrs. Tanqueray (1893) that established Pinero as an important playwright. It was serious and yet sentimental, and was the first of several plays he wrote that depicted women battling with the strictures of Victorian society.

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4095(9)

Sir Arthur Wing Pinero

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, circa 1885-1923
NPG 4095(9)

2761

Sir Arthur Wing Pinero

by Joseph Mordecai
oil on canvas, exhibited 1891
NPG 2761

3675

Sir Arthur Wing Pinero

by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge
pencil, chalk and wash, published in Punch 28 September 1927
NPG 3675

Ax9163

Sir Arthur Wing Pinero

by Walery, published by Sampson Low & Co
carbon print, published June 1890
NPG Ax9163

x31031

Sir Arthur Wing Pinero

by W. & D. Downey
albumen cabinet card, 1893
NPG x31031

x12458

Sir Arthur Wing Pinero

by Alfred Ellis
carbon print, published July 1893
NPG x12458

Ax27895

Sir Arthur Wing Pinero

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, 1893, published 1894
NPG Ax27895

x12459

Sir Arthur Wing Pinero

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, 1893, published 1894
NPG x12459

x136685

Sir Arthur Wing Pinero

published by Ogden's
cigarette card, published circa 1894-1907
NPG x136685

x12457

Sir Arthur Wing Pinero

by Frederick Hollyer
platinotype cabinet card, 1895 or before
NPG x12457

Ax29622

Sir Arthur Wing Pinero

by Frederic G. Hodsoll
glossy sepia bromide print, 1900s
NPG Ax29622

Ax39162

Sir Arthur Wing Pinero

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39162

D9535

Sir Arthur Wing Pinero

after Frederick Drummond Niblett ('Nibs')
coloured print, published 1908 (1907)
NPG D9535

Ax38330

Sir Arthur Wing Pinero

by Walery, published by Sampson Low & Co
carbon print, published June 1890
NPG Ax38330

x12460

Sir Arthur Wing Pinero

by Ernest Herbert ('E.H.') Mills
photogravure
NPG x12460

x18103

Sir Arthur Wing Pinero

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 3 February 1915
NPG x18103

x18104

Sir Arthur Wing Pinero

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 3 February 1915
NPG x18104

x18105

Sir Arthur Wing Pinero

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 3 February 1915
NPG x18105

x18106

Sir Arthur Wing Pinero

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 3 February 1915
NPG x18106

x18107

Sir Arthur Wing Pinero

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 3 February 1915
NPG x18107