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Laurence Housman

(1865-1959), Writer and artist

Sitter in 34 portraits
Born in Worcestershire Laurence was the younger brother of the poet A. E. Housman. His first career was as a book illustrator working in an Art Nouveau style. He achieved success with his novel An Englishwoman's Love-letters (1900), before writing dramas such as Little Plays of St Francis (1922), Angels and Ministers (1921) and Victoria Regina (1937). Housman, circumvented theatrical censorship (owing to the representation of certain biblical characters and living Royals) by having his plays, considered scandalous at the time, produced privately until the censorship was relaxed. He was a committed socialist and pacifist and co-founded the Men's League for Women's Suffrage in 1907.

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Laurence Housman, by Walter Benington - NPG P973

Laurence Housman

by Walter Benington
vintage chlorobromide print, 1920s
NPG P973

Laurence Housman, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x183672

Laurence Housman

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 1 October 1915
NPG x183672

Laurence Housman, by Walter Benington, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG x91246

Laurence Housman

by Walter Benington, for Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print, 1931-1932
NPG x91246

Laurence Housman, by Howard Coster - NPG Ax136082

Laurence Housman

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1937
NPG Ax136082

Laurence Housman, by Howard Coster - NPG Ax3512

Laurence Housman

by Howard Coster
bromide print
NPG Ax3512

Laurence Housman, by William Rothenstein - NPG D32978

Laurence Housman

by William Rothenstein
lithograph, published 1899 (1898)
NPG D32978

Laurence Housman, by William Rothenstein - NPG D36005

Laurence Housman

by William Rothenstein
lithograph, published 1899 (1898)
NPG D36005

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Laurence Housman

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1 October 1915
NPG x16799

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Laurence Housman

by John Nye
print, 1930s
NPG x15077

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Laurence Housman

by Walter Benington, for Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass copy negative, 1942 (1931-1932)
NPG x82058

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Laurence Housman

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1937
NPG x21073

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Laurence Housman

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1937
NPG x21074

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Laurence Housman

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1937
NPG x21075

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Laurence Housman

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1937
NPG x21076

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