Sir Anthony Hope (Anthony Hope Hawkins)(1863-1933), Novelist
Sitter in 15 portraits
London-born Anthony Hope trained as a lawyer and barrister, was called to the Bar in 1887 and practised law until 1894. His first novel was A Man of Mark (1890), but it was his second work, The Prisoner of Zenda, which brought him to prominence. It was published in 1894 and was an immediate success, enabling Hope to give up law and concentrate solely on writing. He alternated between romances and more serious fiction, and completed many other novels and plays. The King's Mirror (1899) was considered by many to be his best work. Hope was knighted in recognition of his contribution to British propaganda efforts during World War I.
by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 26 December 1895
by Fred Roe
pencil, 24 January 1924