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Sir Landon Ronald (1873-1938), Musician and conductor

Sitter in 14 portraits
Educated at the Royal College of Music, Ronald was first Assistant Conductor at Covent Garden and then worked as accompanist for Dame Nellie Melba on a tour of Canada and the USA. He gained his first important symphonic post in 1905, when he was appointed Director of the Birmingham Promenade Concerts. Birmingham was a watershed for the conductor, and thereafter his progress was assured. He spent some time touring Europe before being appointed Conductor of the New Symphony Orchestra, also known as the Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, a post he held for seventeen years. Remembered primarily as a musician, Ronald was also a composer, author, and administrator.

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3676

Sir Landon Ronald

by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge
pencil, published in Punch 27 March 1929
NPG 3676

4975(13)

Sir Landon Ronald

by Ernest Procter
pencil, 1929
NPG 4975(13)

4975(12)

Sir Landon Ronald

by Ernest Procter
pencil, 1929
NPG 4975(12)

x17037

Sir Landon Ronald

by Claude Harris
vintage bromide print, circa 1918
NPG x17037

x18108

Sir Landon Ronald

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 21 April 1920
NPG x18108

x18109

Sir Landon Ronald

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 21 April 1920
NPG x18109

x18110

Sir Landon Ronald

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 21 April 1920
NPG x18110

D1679

Sir Landon Ronald

by Powys Evans
pencil, 1920s-1930s
NPG D1679

D23317

Sir Landon Ronald

by Mark Wayner (Weiner)
lithograph, published 1931
NPG D23317

x91203

Sir Landon Ronald

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print
NPG x91203

x162295

Sir Landon Ronald

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1924
NPG x162295

x162296

Sir Landon Ronald

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1924
NPG x162296

x162449

Sir Landon Ronald

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1924
NPG x162449

x185000

Sir Landon Ronald

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1934
NPG x185000

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