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Theodore Edward Hook

(1788-1841), Novelist and wit

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 5 portraits
Writer and wit; noted for his ebullient personality and wayward lifestyle; procured post as accountant-general in Mauritius, 1813, but later imprisoned for mismanagement of funds; became editor of the anti-Radical John Bull, 1820, and enjoyed popular success for his novels collected as Sayings and Doings, 1826-29. His last years, in his own words, were spent 'done up in purse, in mind, and in body'.

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Theodore Edward Hook, by Richard James Lane, after  Alfred, Count D'Orsay - NPG D45949

Theodore Edward Hook

by Richard James Lane, after Alfred, Count D'Orsay
lithograph with some hand-colouring, (1839)
NPG D45949

Theodore Edward Hook, by Richard James Lane, published by  John Mitchell, after  Alfred, Count D'Orsay - NPG D46231

Theodore Edward Hook

by Richard James Lane, published by John Mitchell, after Alfred, Count D'Orsay
lithograph, published August 1839 (1839)
NPG D46231

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