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Sir John Hare
by Harry Furniss Click on the links below to find out more
pen and ink, circa 1885-1923
15 1/2 in. x 12 3/8 in. (394 mm x 314 mm)
- Sir John Hare (1844-1921), Actor and theatre manager. Sitter in 23 portraits.
- Harry Furniss (1854-1925), Caricaturist. Artist associated with 435 portraits, Sitter in 13 portraits.
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