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(Lloyd) Logan Pearsall Smith

(1865-1946), Writer

Sitter in 25 portraits
Son of well-known Quaker preachers and writers. Smith went to Harvard and Balliol College, Oxford, where he was influenced by the aesthetics of Walter Pater. The publication of his first book, The Youth of Parnassus (1895), brought him the friendship of the poet Robert Bridges, and later they inaugurated the Society for Pure English, which was launched in 1919. He had become a naturalized British subject in 1913. His work included studies on Shakespeare, Milton and the Life and Letters of Sir Henry Wotton (1907) in three volumes. His preferred literary form was the essay, and these were brought together in Trivia (1920), More Trivia (1922) and All Trivia (1933).

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Smith family group, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax160511

Smith family group

by Unknown photographer
albumen print on card, 1869
NPG Ax160511

(Lloyd) Logan Pearsall Smith, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax160530

(Lloyd) Logan Pearsall Smith

by Unknown photographer
albumen print on card, 1869
NPG Ax160530

(Lloyd) Logan Pearsall Smith, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax160532

(Lloyd) Logan Pearsall Smith

by Unknown photographer
albumen print on card, 1874
NPG Ax160532

(Lloyd) Logan Pearsall Smith, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax160529

(Lloyd) Logan Pearsall Smith

by Unknown photographer
albumen print on card, circa 1875
NPG Ax160529

'Stenbock's Idiot Club', by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax160657

'Stenbock's Idiot Club'

by Unknown photographer
platinum print, 1877
NPG Ax160657

(Lloyd) Logan Pearsall Smith, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax160596

(Lloyd) Logan Pearsall Smith

by Unknown photographer
albumen print on card, circa 1884
NPG Ax160596

(Lloyd) Logan Pearsall Smith, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax160597

(Lloyd) Logan Pearsall Smith

by Unknown photographer
albumen print on card, 1884
NPG Ax160597

(Lloyd) Logan Pearsall Smith, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax160598

(Lloyd) Logan Pearsall Smith

by Unknown photographer
platinum print, circa 1884
NPG Ax160598

(Lloyd) Logan Pearsall Smith, by Frederick Hollyer - NPG Ax160599

(Lloyd) Logan Pearsall Smith

by Frederick Hollyer
platinum print, 1886
NPG Ax160599

'Thames trip', by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax160619

'Thames trip'

by Unknown photographer
albumen print on card, Summer 1886
NPG Ax160619

(Lloyd) Logan Pearsall Smith, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax160600

(Lloyd) Logan Pearsall Smith

by Unknown photographer
platinum print, 1887
NPG Ax160600

'Acting one of Logan's plays', by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax161327

'Acting one of Logan's plays'

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, September 1890
NPG Ax161327

'Friday's Hill House', by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax160670

'Friday's Hill House'

by Unknown photographer
platinum print on card, 1894
NPG Ax160670

Pearsall Smith Family, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax160700

Pearsall Smith Family

by Unknown photographer
gelatin printing-out paper print on card, 1894
NPG Ax160700

Pearsall Smith Family, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax160701

Pearsall Smith Family

by Unknown photographer
gelatin printing-out paper print on card, 1894
NPG Ax160701

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