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George Bernard Shaw

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George Bernard Shaw, by Frederick Henry Evans, 1896 - NPG P113 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

George Bernard Shaw

by Frederick Henry Evans
platinum print, 1896
5 1/4 in. x 3 7/8 in. (133 mm x 95 mm)
Given by Robert R. Steele, 1939
Primary Collection
NPG P113


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  • George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Playwright. Sitter in 142 portraits, Artist associated with 8 portraits.

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Shaw described Evans as 'the most artistic of photographers'. He also had a high regard for Evans' technical brilliance, praising 'the tone he produces on rough Platinotype paper by skilful printing and carefully aged mercury baths'.

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