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George Moore

(1852-1933), Novelist

Sitter in 8 portraits
Born in Ireland, he moved to France where he studied painting and published his first book of verse, Flowers of Passion, in 1878. In 1880 he moved to London where he published several novels. He was art critic of The Speakerand the author of Modern Painting (1893). He returned to Ireland in 1899 where he became involved in the development of the Irish National Theatre and published two collections of short stories. He is credited as the first English novelist to break away from the content, structure, techniques, and style of the Victorian novelists towards a more naturalistic realism. His short stories influenced the early writings of James Joyce.

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George Moore, by Alvin Langdon Coburn - NPG P169

George Moore

by Alvin Langdon Coburn
photogravure, 1908
NPG P169

George Moore, by L. Godon - NPG 2622

George Moore

by L. Godon
plaster cast of death-mask, 1933
NPG 2622

George Moore, by Alvin Langdon Coburn - NPG Ax7785

George Moore

by Alvin Langdon Coburn
photogravure, 23 January 1908
NPG Ax7785

George Moore ('Men of the Day. No. 670.'), by Walter Richard Sickert - NPG D44839

George Moore ('Men of the Day. No. 670.')

by Walter Richard Sickert
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 21 January 1897
NPG D44839

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Mary Pierse

11 June 2020, 09:02

The sketch of George Moore that you attribute to Sir Lesley Ward was actually done by Walter Sickert. If you check other sketches by Sickert in your collection, you will see that he signs them Sic.

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