Search the Collection

George Charles Beresford

(1864-1938), Photographer

Sitter in 2 portraits
Artist associated with 386 portraits
Leaving college in 1882, Beresford went to India as a civil engineer but, suffering badly from malaria, had to return to England. From 1902 to 1932 he worked as a portraitist in Yeomans Row in Knightsbridge, London, specialising in platinotype portraits of writers, artists and politicians that appeared regularly in publications of the time such as The World's Work, The Sketch, The Tatler and The Illustrated London News. During World War One he donated his profits to the Red Cross and later became an antique dealer. The National Portrait Gallery purchased a number of original negatives and prints from his secretary Miss Toplis in 1943.

Tell us More

List Thumbnail

Virginia Woolf, by George Charles Beresford - NPG P220

Virginia Woolf

by George Charles Beresford
platinum print, July 1902
NPG P220

Virginia Woolf, by George Charles Beresford - NPG P221

Virginia Woolf

by George Charles Beresford
platinum print, July 1902
On display in Room 29 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG P221

Virginia Woolf, by George Charles Beresford - NPG P222

Virginia Woolf

by George Charles Beresford
platinum print, July 1902
NPG P222

Virginia Woolf, by George Charles Beresford - NPG P223

Virginia Woolf

by George Charles Beresford
platinum print, July 1902
NPG P223

Lady Ottoline Morrell, by George Charles Beresford - NPG P1006

Lady Ottoline Morrell

by George Charles Beresford
platinum print on photographer's card mount, 4 June 1903
NPG P1006

Lady Ottoline Morrell, by George Charles Beresford - NPG P1007

Lady Ottoline Morrell

by George Charles Beresford
platinum print on photographer's card mount, 4 June 1903
NPG P1007

Keir Hardie, by Cosmo Rowe, after a photograph by  George Charles Beresford - NPG 2542

Keir Hardie

by Cosmo Rowe, after a photograph by George Charles Beresford
pencil, 1905-1932, based on a work of 1905
NPG 2542

Sir Henry John Newbolt, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x21507

Sir Henry John Newbolt

by George Charles Beresford
bromide print, 1900s-1910s
NPG x21507

Alice Mary (née Knewstub), Lady Rothenstein, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x12912

Alice Mary (née Knewstub), Lady Rothenstein

by George Charles Beresford
platinum print, circa 1901
NPG x12912

Mabel Louisa Eliot (née Dean-Paul), by George Charles Beresford - NPG x16363

Mabel Louisa Eliot (née Dean-Paul)

by George Charles Beresford
platinum print, 1902
NPG x16363

Sir Leslie Stephen, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x128766

Sir Leslie Stephen

by George Charles Beresford
sepia-toned platinotype print on card mount, 1902
NPG x128766

Alphonse Legros, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x6532

Alphonse Legros

by George Charles Beresford
half-plate glass negative, 1902
NPG x6532

Alphonse Legros, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x6533

Alphonse Legros

by George Charles Beresford
half-plate glass negative, 1902
NPG x6533

Sir George James Frampton, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x6502

Sir George James Frampton

by George Charles Beresford
half-plate glass negative, 1902
NPG x6502

Auguste Rodin, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x6573

Auguste Rodin

by George Charles Beresford
half-plate glass negative, 1902
NPG x6573

Auguste Rodin, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x6574

Auguste Rodin

by George Charles Beresford
half-plate glass negative, 1902
NPG x6574

Auguste Rodin, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x6575

Auguste Rodin

by George Charles Beresford
half-plate glass negative, 1902
NPG x6575

Henry Tonks, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x6599

Henry Tonks

by George Charles Beresford
half-plate glass negative, August 1902
NPG x6599

Henry Tonks, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x6600

Henry Tonks

by George Charles Beresford
half-plate glass negative, August 1902
NPG x6600

Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.'), by George Charles Beresford - NPG x6508

Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.')

by George Charles Beresford
half-plate glass negative, 1902
NPG x6508

James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x6451

James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce

by George Charles Beresford
dry-plate glass negative, 1902
NPG x6451

Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x6487

Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas

by George Charles Beresford
dry-plate glass negative, 1902
NPG x6487

Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x6509

Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland

by George Charles Beresford
dry-plate glass negative, 1902
NPG x6509

William Rothenstein, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x6579

William Rothenstein

by George Charles Beresford
dry-plate glass negative, circa 1902
NPG x6579

Sir Leslie Stephen, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x6595

Sir Leslie Stephen

by George Charles Beresford
dry-plate glass negative, 1902
NPG x6595

J.M. Barrie, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x228

J.M. Barrie

by George Charles Beresford
vintage print, 1902
NPG x228

J.M. Barrie, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x229

J.M. Barrie

by George Charles Beresford
vintage print, 1902
NPG x229

J.M. Barrie, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x230

J.M. Barrie

by George Charles Beresford
vintage print, 1902
NPG x230

James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x4839

James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce

by George Charles Beresford
vintage print, 1902
NPG x4839

Mrs Patrick Campbell, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x5039

Mrs Patrick Campbell

by George Charles Beresford
sepia-toned platinum print, 1902
NPG x5039

John Clifford, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x6171

John Clifford

by George Charles Beresford
sepia-toned platinotype, 1 August 1902
NPG x6171

John Clifford, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x6172

John Clifford

by George Charles Beresford
sepia-toned platinotype, 1 August 1902
NPG x6172

David Lloyd George, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x12473

David Lloyd George

by George Charles Beresford
platinum print, 1902
NPG x12473

Sir Alfred Edward East, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x12829

Sir Alfred Edward East

by George Charles Beresford
platinum print, 25 August 1902
NPG x12829

Sir Alfred Edward East, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x12828

Sir Alfred Edward East

by George Charles Beresford
platinum print, 25 August 1902
NPG x12828

Sir Henry Mortimer Durand, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x13481

Sir Henry Mortimer Durand

by George Charles Beresford
sepia-toned platinotype print, circa 1902
NPG x13481

Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x13489

Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman

by George Charles Beresford
sepia-toned platinotype print, 1902
NPG x13489

Sir George James Frampton, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x13493

Sir George James Frampton

by George Charles Beresford
sepia-toned platinotype print, 1902
NPG x13493

James Staats Forbes, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x13991

James Staats Forbes

by George Charles Beresford
sepia-toned platinotype, 1902
NPG x13991

James Staats Forbes, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x13992

James Staats Forbes

by George Charles Beresford
sepia-toned platinotype, 1902
NPG x13992

W. Onslow Ford, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x13998

W. Onslow Ford

by George Charles Beresford
bromide print, circa 1902-1910
NPG x13998

Frank Danby (Julia Frankau née Davis), by George Charles Beresford - NPG x14298

Frank Danby (Julia Frankau née Davis)

by George Charles Beresford
sepia-toned platinotype, circa 1902-1910
NPG x14298

Frederick James Furnivall, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x16305

Frederick James Furnivall

by George Charles Beresford
vintage print, 25 August 1902
NPG x16305

Alphonse Legros, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x13483

Alphonse Legros

by George Charles Beresford
sepia-toned platinotype print, 1902
NPG x13483

Alphonse Legros, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x13484

Alphonse Legros

by George Charles Beresford
sepia-toned platinotype print, 1902
NPG x13484

Alphonse Legros, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x13486

Alphonse Legros

by George Charles Beresford
sepia-toned platinotype print, 1902
NPG x13486

Augustus John, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x13487

Augustus John

by George Charles Beresford
sepia platinotype print, 1902
NPG x13487

Augustus John, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x13488

Augustus John

by George Charles Beresford
sepia-toned platinotype print, 1902
NPG x13488

Cecily Margaret Lambton (née Horner), by George Charles Beresford - NPG x18586

Cecily Margaret Lambton (née Horner)

by George Charles Beresford
sepia-toned platinotype, 30 June 1902
NPG x18586

Edward (Edouard) Lanteri, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x19884

Edward (Edouard) Lanteri

by George Charles Beresford
vintage print, 1902
NPG x19884

Sir Robert Laurie Morant, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x21414

Sir Robert Laurie Morant

by George Charles Beresford
bromide print, April 1902
NPG x21414

Auguste Rodin, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x12857

Auguste Rodin

by George Charles Beresford
sepia-toned platinotype print, 1902
NPG x12857

Auguste Rodin, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x12858

Auguste Rodin

by George Charles Beresford
sepia-toned platinotype print, 1902
NPG x12858

Auguste Rodin, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x12859

Auguste Rodin

by George Charles Beresford
sepia-toned platinotype print, 1902
NPG x12859

John Edward Redmond, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x12908

John Edward Redmond

by George Charles Beresford
vintage print, 1902
NPG x12908

Tell us more back to top

Can you tell us more about this person? Spotted an error, information that is missing (a sitter’s life dates, occupation or family relationships, or a date of portrait for example) or do you know anything that we don't know? If you have information to share please complete the form below.

If you require information from us, please use our Archive enquiry service. If you wish to license an image, please use our Rights and Images service.

Please note that we cannot provide valuations.

We digitise over 8,000 portraits a year and we cannot guarantee being able to digitise images that are not already scheduled.

What can you tell us?close

There are occasions when we are unsure of the identity of a sitter or artist, their life dates, occupation or have not recorded their family relationships. Sometimes we have not recorded the date of a portrait. Do you have specialist knowledge or a particular interest about any aspect of the portrait or sitter or artist that you can share with us? We would welcome any information that adds to and enhances our information and understanding about a particular portrait, sitter or artist.

Citationclose

How do you know this? Please could you let us know your source of information.

* Permission to publish (Privacy information)
Privacy Informationclose

The National Portrait Gallery will NOT use your information to contact you or store for any other purpose than to investigate or display your contribution. By ticking permission to publish you are indicating your agreement for your contribution to be shown on this collection item page. Please note your email address will not be displayed on the page nor will it be used for any marketing material or promotion of any kind.

Please ensure your comments are relevant and appropriate. Your contributions must be polite and with no intention of causing trouble. All contributions are moderated.

Your Emailclose

Contributions are moderated. We'll need your email address so that we can follow up on the information provided and contact you to let you know when your contribution has been published.