William Ernest Henley(1849-1903), Poet and writer
Sitter in 7 portraits
Poet, dramatist and critic; disabled from the age of twelve, Henry suffered from tuberculosis of the bone which resulted in the amputation of his left leg below the knee. Henley edited various magazines and occupied a prominent place in the nineties movement. A friend and collaborator of Robert Louis Stevenson, he wrote prolifically on literature and art, championing Whistler and introducing Rodin's work to the English public.
by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 26 November 1892
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