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Sir Robert Ponsonby Staples, Bt (1853-1943)

Artist associated with 6 portraits
Staples studied art and architecture from the age of twelve, first at Louvain in Belgium, followed by spells at Dresden, Paris and London. The Royal Academy accepted his first picture in 1875 and he was a regular exhibitor thereafter. A talented artist, his most famous painting is The Ideal Cricket Match, which now hangs in the Pavilion at Lords Cricket Ground. From 1905, he played an increasing part in the running of the family estate in Lissane, Cookstown, taking up residence there in 1912, although he did not actually succeed to the property and the baronetcy until his elder brother died in 1933.

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5476

Edward Carson, 1st Baron Carson

by Sir Robert Ponsonby Staples, Bt
chalk, 1898
NPG 5476

2217

Algernon Charles Swinburne

by Sir Robert Ponsonby Staples, Bt
chalk, 1900
NPG 2217

D5930

William Court Gully, 1st Viscount Selby

published by Illustrated London News, after Sir Robert Ponsonby Staples, Bt
process block, published 6 April 1895
NPG D5930

D36892

Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

by Sir Robert Ponsonby Staples, Bt
colour halftone with watercolour heightened with bodytone, 1 August 1902
On display in Room 23: Show case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG D36892