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Frederic Harrison

(1831-1923), Writer, positivist and historian

Sitter in 10 portraits
A lawyer by training, Harrison concentrated his efforts on writing and teaching. He taught history and Latin at the London Working Men's College founded by the Christian socialists in Bloomsbury. In the 1860s and 1870s, Harrison wrote regularly on British and French politics in the Fortnightly Review. His many publications include: the lives of Cromwell (1888) and Ruskin (1902), and his Meaning of History (1862). As a teacher, literary critic and historian, Harrison took a prominent part in the life of his time, and his political and social writings, though often extremely controversial on political and social subjects, were scholarly and knowledgeable.

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Frederic Harrison, by Carlo Pellegrini - NPG 2718

Frederic Harrison

by Carlo Pellegrini
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 23 January 1886
NPG 2718

Frederic Harrison, by Walter Sickert - NPG 2214

Frederic Harrison

by Walter Sickert
pencil, 1912
NPG 2214

Frederic Harrison, by Unknown photographer - NPG x17427

Frederic Harrison

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, 1880s
NPG x17427

Frederic Harrison, by W. & D. Downey, published by  Cassell & Company, Ltd - NPG Ax15918

Frederic Harrison

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1891
NPG Ax15918

Frederic Harrison, by W. & D. Downey, published by  Cassell & Company, Ltd - NPG x17422

Frederic Harrison

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1891
NPG x17422

Frederic Harrison, by Frederic G. Hodsoll - NPG Ax29603

Frederic Harrison

by Frederic G. Hodsoll
gelatin silver chloride printing-out paper print, early 1900s
NPG Ax29603

Frederic Harrison, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x17423

Frederic Harrison

by George Charles Beresford
bromide print, 21 May 1920
NPG x17423

Frederic Harrison, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x17424

Frederic Harrison

by George Charles Beresford
sepia-toned platinotype, 21 May 1920
NPG x17424

Frederic Harrison, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x17425

Frederic Harrison

by George Charles Beresford
sepia-toned platinotype, 21 May 1920
NPG x17425

Frederic Harrison ('Men of the Day. No. 349.'), by Carlo Pellegrini - NPG D44263

Frederic Harrison ('Men of the Day. No. 349.')

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 23 January 1886
NPG D44263

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