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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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Radclyffe Hall

by Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel)
oil on canvas, 1918
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4347

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Angelita Helena Margarita (née de Silva Ferro), Lady Martin-Harvey

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

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Sir John Martin-Harvey

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

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Dame Gladys Cooper

by Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel)
oil on canvas, 1920s?
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5564

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William Henry Berry

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

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Darley George Boucicault (Dion Boucicault Jr)

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

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Arthur Bourchier

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

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Gladys Cooper

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

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Margaret Gernon Cooper

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

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Phyllis Dare

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

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George Graves

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

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Sir Charles Henry Hawtrey

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

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Percy Hutchison

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

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Sir Henry Irving

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

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Doris Keane

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

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Alfred Lester

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

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Ethel Levey

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

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Violet Loraine

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

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Julia Emilie Neilson

after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), and after John Hassall
lithograph, early 20th century
NPG D38482

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Irene Vanbrugh

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

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