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Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel) (1872-1950)

Artist associated with 36 portraits
Charles Buchel was born in Mainz, Germany, but came to England as a child. He studied at the Royal Academy Schools and in 1898, he began to work for the actor-manager, Herbert Beerbohm Tree, with whom he was closely associated for the next sixteen years. He painted many portraits of Tree, as well as posters, programmes and other theatrical works. As a result of this connection Buchel became well known in theatrical circles and painted many leading stars of the day, including Henry Irving, Lily Langtry and George Alexander. He also illustrated several theatrical magazines.

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4347

Radclyffe Hall

by Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel)
oil on canvas, 1918
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4347

4694

Sir John Martin-Harvey

by Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel)
chalk, 1918
NPG 4694

5564

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel)
oil on canvas, 1920s?
NPG 5564

D31721

William Henry Berry

after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), and after John Hassall
lithograph, early 20th century
NPG D31721

D31999

Darley George Boucicault (Dion Boucicault Jr)

after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), and after John Hassall
lithograph, early 20th century
NPG D31999

D32009

Arthur Bourchier

after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), and after John Hassall
lithograph, early 20th century
NPG D32009

D34108

Gladys Cooper

after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), and after John Hassall
lithograph, early 20th century
NPG D34108

D34109

Margaret Gernon Cooper

after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), and after John Hassall
lithograph, early 20th century
NPG D34109

D34678

Phyllis Dare

after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), and after John Hassall
lithograph, early 20th century
NPG D34678

D34807

George Graves

after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), and after John Hassall
lithograph, early 20th century
NPG D34807

D35624

Sir Charles Henry Hawtrey

after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), and after John Hassall
lithograph, early 20th century
NPG D35624

D36420

Percy Hutchison

after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), and after John Hassall
lithograph, early 20th century
NPG D36420

D36457

Sir Henry Irving

after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), and after John Hassall
lithograph, early 20th century
NPG D36457

D36760

Doris Keane

after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel)
lithograph, early 20th century
NPG D36760

D37304

Alfred Lester

after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), after John Hassall
lithograph, early 20th century
NPG D37304

D37378

Ethel Levey

after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), after John Hassall
lithograph, early 20th century
NPG D37378

D37440

Violet Loraine

after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), after John Hassall
lithograph, early 20th century
NPG D37440

D38533

Irene Vanbrugh

after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), after John Hassall
lithograph, early 20th century
NPG D38533

D38598

Violet Vanbrugh (Violet Augusta Mary Barnes)

after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), after John Hassall
lithograph, early 20th century
NPG D38598