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Israel Zangwill (1864-1926), Novelist and advocate of Jewish causes

Sitter in 11 portraits
Initially a teacher, in 1888 he joined the newly founded weekly newspaper the Jewish Standard for whom he wrote a weekly column. His first novel, The Premier and the Painter (1888), co-written and published under the pseudonym J. Freeman Bell, was well received; his first solo success was The Bachelors' Club (1891). Zangwill's novel Children of the Ghetto(1892) established him as a spokesperson for Jewish people. In 1895, he became involved with the Zionist cause, speaking and writing on its behalf. His most famous play was The Melting Pot (1908). A political play, it advocates the message of tolerance and the assimilation of minority groups into the wider community.

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3318

Israel Zangwill

by C. Polowetski
oil on canvas, 1909
NPG 3318

4003

Israel Zangwill

by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge
chalk
NPG 4003

2808

Israel Zangwill

by Alfred Aaron Wolmark
pen and ink, 1925
NPG 2808

x197671

Israel Zangwill

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1900s
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x197671

x13300

Israel Zangwill

by Crowdy & Loud, after Elliott & Fry
photogravure, published 14 December 1901
NPG x13300

Ax7818

Israel Zangwill

by Alvin Langdon Coburn, published by Duckworth & Co
collotype, 30 December 1913
NPG Ax7818

x16537

Israel Zangwill

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 13 October 1919
NPG x16537

x16538

Israel Zangwill

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 13 October 1919
NPG x16538

x16539

Israel Zangwill

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 13 October 1919
NPG x16539

Ax7854

Israel Zangwill

by Alvin Langdon Coburn, published by Duckworth & Co
collotype, 30 December 1913
NPG Ax7854

D44844

Israel Zangwill ('Men of the Day. No. 674.')

by Walter Richard Sickert
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 25 February 1897
NPG D44844

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