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Andrew Lang

(1844-1912), Poet, scholar and writer

Sitter in 13 portraits
Lang made his mark as a poet, publishing Ballads and Lyrics of Old France in 1872. Further volumes of verse followed. Lang's major contribution lay in the areas of anthropology and folklore. His most important work in this field, Myth, Ritual and Religion, appeared in 1887. He argued that all primitive peoples have essentially the same ideas, tales, customs and beliefs, and that these live on in the form of 'survivals' in the classical myths and traditions of the developed world. He later turned to Scottish history. In Pickle the Spy, or, The Incognito of Prince Charles (1897) he detailed Charles Stuart's life after the Jacobite rising of 1745, about which little was then known.

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Andrew Lang, by Harry Furniss - NPG 3482

Andrew Lang

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3482

Andrew Lang, by Harry Furniss - NPG 3483

Andrew Lang

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3483

Andrew Lang, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x12148

Andrew Lang

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, 1870s
NPG x12148

Andrew Lang, by Fradelle & Young - NPG x12151

Andrew Lang

by Fradelle & Young
albumen carte-de-visite, 1887
NPG x12151

Andrew Lang, by Fradelle & Young - NPG x12150

Andrew Lang

by Fradelle & Young
albumen cabinet card, 1887
NPG x12150

Andrew Lang, by Mayall & Co, published by  Eglington & Co - NPG Ax27663

Andrew Lang

by Mayall & Co, published by Eglington & Co
sepia carbon print on card mount, published 1893
NPG Ax27663

Andrew Lang, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x127454

Andrew Lang

by Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print on cream card mount, 1901
NPG x127454

Andrew Lang, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x82452

Andrew Lang

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate film copy negative, 1901
NPG x82452

Andrew Lang, by Crowdy & Loud, after  Elliott & Fry - NPG x12149

Andrew Lang

by Crowdy & Loud, after Elliott & Fry
sepia photogravure, published 23 November 1901
NPG x12149

Andrew Lang, by Alvin Langdon Coburn - NPG Ax7770

Andrew Lang

by Alvin Langdon Coburn
photogravure, 27 August 1904
NPG Ax7770

Andrew Lang, by Frederick Hollyer, after  Sir William Blake Richmond - NPG D9819

Andrew Lang

by Frederick Hollyer, after Sir William Blake Richmond
photograph, before 1929 (1884)
NPG D9819

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Andrew Lang

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass negative, 1901
NPG x100574

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Andrew Lang

by Unknown photographer, copied by Emery Walker Ltd
whole-plate glass transparency, circa 1905
NPG x125025

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