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Théobald Chartran ('T')

(1849-1907)

Artist associated with 80 portraits
French-born Theobald Chartran began his study of art in Paris under Alexandre Cabanel and later attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He gained a reputation as a painter of historical tableaux and won a number of commissions to paint French government buildings. After 1880, Chartran concentrated on portrait painting and became one of the favourite portraitists of elegant society. In the 1870s and 1880s he was one of an international group of artists who worked for Vanity Fair, producing caricatures of many of the leading characters of the day. He signed these works 'T'. He travelled to the United States in 1893 and made annual portrait-painting visits thereafter, until the end of his life.

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(François Paul) Jules Grévy, by Théobald Chartran ('T') - NPG 4707(11)

(François Paul) Jules Grévy

by Théobald Chartran ('T')
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 12 July 1879
NPG 4707(11)

Leonard Henry Courtney, 1st Baron Courtney of Penwith, by Théobald Chartran ('T') - NPG 4633

Leonard Henry Courtney, 1st Baron Courtney of Penwith

by Théobald Chartran ('T')
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 25 September 1880
NPG 4633

Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier, by Théobald Chartran ('T') - NPG 4707(18)

Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier

by Théobald Chartran ('T')
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 1 May 1880
NPG 4707(18)

Frank Hugh O'Cahan O'Donnell, by Théobald Chartran ('T') - NPG 3280

Frank Hugh O'Cahan O'Donnell

by Théobald Chartran ('T')
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 28 August 1880
NPG 3280

Sir John Edmund Commerell, by Théobald Chartran ('T') - NPG 4060

Sir John Edmund Commerell

by Théobald Chartran ('T')
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 24 December 1881
NPG 4060

Sir Robert Fowler, 1st Bt, by Théobald Chartran ('T') - NPG 2571

Sir Robert Fowler, 1st Bt

by Théobald Chartran ('T')
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 25 June 1881
NPG 2571

Sir John Bennet Lawes, 1st Bt, by Théobald Chartran ('T') - NPG 2643

Sir John Bennet Lawes, 1st Bt

by Théobald Chartran ('T')
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 8 July 1882
NPG 2643

Thomas de Grey, 6th Baron Walsingham, by Théobald Chartran ('T') - NPG 4636

Thomas de Grey, 6th Baron Walsingham

by Théobald Chartran ('T')
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 9 September 1882
On display in the Billiard Room at Bodelwyddan Castle
NPG 4636

Sir Charles James Freake, 1st Bt, by Théobald Chartran ('T') - NPG 2574

Sir Charles James Freake, 1st Bt

by Théobald Chartran ('T')
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 31 March 1883
NPG 2574

Sir Edmund Lechmere, 3rd Bt, by Théobald Chartran ('T') - NPG 4628

Sir Edmund Lechmere, 3rd Bt

by Théobald Chartran ('T')
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 23 June 1883
NPG 4628

Sir William Thackeray Marriott, by Théobald Chartran ('T') - NPG 2586

Sir William Thackeray Marriott

by Théobald Chartran ('T')
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 24 March 1883
NPG 2586

Pope Leo XIII ('Sovereigns. No. 14.'), by Théobald Chartran ('T') - NPG D43849

Pope Leo XIII ('Sovereigns. No. 14.')

by Théobald Chartran ('T')
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 18 May 1878
NPG D43849

Giuseppe Garibaldi ('Men of the Day. No. 181.'), by Théobald Chartran ('T') - NPG D43853

Giuseppe Garibaldi ('Men of the Day. No. 181.')

by Théobald Chartran ('T')
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 15 June 1878
NPG D43853

Umberto 1, King of Italy ('Sovereigns. No. 15.'), by Théobald Chartran ('T') - NPG D43861

Umberto 1, King of Italy ('Sovereigns. No. 15.')

by Théobald Chartran ('T')
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 3 August 1878
NPG D43861

William Henry Waddington ('Statesmen. No. 284.'), by Théobald Chartran ('T') - NPG D43869

William Henry Waddington ('Statesmen. No. 284.')

by Théobald Chartran ('T')
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 28 September 1878
NPG D43869

Charles François Gounod ('Men of the Day. No. 192.'), by Théobald Chartran ('T') - NPG D43888

Charles François Gounod ('Men of the Day. No. 192.')

by Théobald Chartran ('T')
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 1 February 1879
NPG D43888

Giuseppe Verdi ('Men of the Day. No. 193.'), by Théobald Chartran ('T') - NPG D43890

Giuseppe Verdi ('Men of the Day. No. 193.')

by Théobald Chartran ('T')
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 15 February 1879
NPG D43890

(Joseph) Ernest Renan ('Men of the Day. No. 195.'), by Théobald Chartran ('T') - NPG D43891

(Joseph) Ernest Renan ('Men of the Day. No. 195.')

by Théobald Chartran ('T')
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 22 February 1879
NPG D43891

Sarah Henriette Rosine Bernhardt ('Women of Genius. No. 1.'), by Théobald Chartran ('T') - NPG D43912

Sarah Henriette Rosine Bernhardt ('Women of Genius. No. 1.')

by Théobald Chartran ('T')
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 5 July 1879
NPG D43912

(François Paul) Jules Grévy ('Statesmen. No. 309.'), by Théobald Chartran ('T') - NPG D43913

(François Paul) Jules Grévy ('Statesmen. No. 309.')

by Théobald Chartran ('T')
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 12 July 1879
NPG D43913

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