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George Du Maurier

(1834-1896), Illustrator, cartoonist and novelist

George Louis Palmella Busson Du Maurier

Sitter in 18 portraits
Artist associated with 5 portraits
George du Maurier was a French-born author and cartoonist. He studied chemistry, but later turned to art for a livelihood. In spite of the loss of one eye when he was a young man, he became a successful illustrator and in 1864 joined the staff of Punch. His novels include Peter Ibbetson (1892), dramatised in 1915 and later made into an opera by Deems Taylor (1931), and Trilby (1894), the story of a young model who becomes a great singer when hypnotized by the musician Svengali. Du Maurier was the grandfather of novelist Daphne du Maurier.

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Alfred Ainger, by George Du Maurier - NPG 2660

Alfred Ainger

by George Du Maurier
watercolour, circa 1881
NPG 2660

George Du Maurier, by George Du Maurier - NPG D45756

George Du Maurier

by George Du Maurier
pen and ink on paper, circa 1881
NPG D45756

Frederick Locker-Lampson, by Charles William Sherborn, after  George Du Maurier - NPG D21184

Frederick Locker-Lampson

by Charles William Sherborn, after George Du Maurier
etching, 1885 (1872)
NPG D21184

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