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William Henry Hudson

(1841-1922), Ornithologist and writer

Sitter in 5 portraits
Born near Buenos Aires, Argentina, the son of settlers of U.S. origin. He moved to England during 1869. He produced a series of ornithological studies, Argentine Ornithology (1888-99) and British Birds (1895), and later achieved fame with his books on the English countryside, including Hampshire Days (1903), Afoot in England (1909) and A Shepherd's Life (1910), fostering the back-to-nature movement of the 1920s and 1930s. He is remembered today for his novels, romances set in South America. His best-known novel is Green Mansions (1904), and his best-known non-fiction work is Far Away and Long Ago (1918).

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William Henry Hudson, by William Rothenstein - NPG 1965

William Henry Hudson

by William Rothenstein
oil on canvas, circa 1900s-1910s
NPG 1965

William Henry Hudson, by Theodore Spicer-Simson - NPG 2052

William Henry Hudson

by Theodore Spicer-Simson
plasticine medallion, 1921
NPG 2052

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William Henry Hudson

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print
NPG x89854

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William Henry Hudson

by Elliott & Fry, copied by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative
NPG x173161

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William Henry Hudson

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative
NPG x81838

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