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Bernard Partridge

(1861-1945), Cartoonist and illustrator

Sir (John) Bernard Partridge

Sitter in 20 portraits
Artist associated with 91 portraits
Best known for his illustrations for Punch magazine, Partridge previously worked as an actor under the pseudonym Bernard Gould before entering the world of political caricature in 1891. His social circle included many theatrical greats of the 19th century, including Sir Henry Irving, Dame Ellen Terry and Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson. Partridge's early artistic output in the 1880s-1890s reflected his personal interests, and mainly consisted of society caricatures and illustrated reviews of plays. In 1901 he replaced John Tenniel as Punch's chief cartoonist, a post he held until his death. He was knighted by Stanley Baldwin in 1925, and the following year he loyally supported the government during the General Strike.

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Bernard Partridge, by Bernard Partridge - NPG 3948

Bernard Partridge

by Bernard Partridge
chalk and wash, 1894
NPG 3948

Sir (Thomas Henry) Hall Caine, by Bernard Partridge - NPG 3667

Sir (Thomas Henry) Hall Caine

by Bernard Partridge
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 2 July 1896
NPG 3667

George Bernard Shaw, by Bernard Partridge - NPG 4228

George Bernard Shaw

by Bernard Partridge
watercolour, circa 1925
NPG 4228

Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy, by Bernard Partridge - NPG 3666

Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy

by Bernard Partridge
pencil, variant published in Punch 8 December 1926
NPG 3666

Arthur Conan Doyle, by Bernard Partridge - NPG 3668

Arthur Conan Doyle

by Bernard Partridge
pencil, ink and wash, published in Punch 12 May 1926
NPG 3668

Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge, by Bernard Partridge - NPG 4077

Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge

by Bernard Partridge
black chalk, published in Punch 24 November 1926
NPG 4077

Hilaire Belloc, by Bernard Partridge - NPG 3664

Hilaire Belloc

by Bernard Partridge
pencil, published in Punch 17 August 1927
NPG 3664

Arnold Bennett, by Bernard Partridge - NPG 4075

Arnold Bennett

by Bernard Partridge
chalk and wash, published in Punch 27 April 1927
NPG 4075

Sir John Lavery, by Bernard Partridge - NPG 3671

Sir John Lavery

by Bernard Partridge
pencil and chalk, published in Punch 30 March 1927
NPG 3671

Sir Edwin Lutyens, by Bernard Partridge - NPG 3672

Sir Edwin Lutyens

by Bernard Partridge
ink and wash, study for drawing published in Punch 20 July 1927
NPG 3672

William Richard Morris, Viscount Nuffield, by Bernard Partridge - NPG 3674

William Richard Morris, Viscount Nuffield

by Bernard Partridge
pencil, study for drawing published in Punch 14 September 1927
NPG 3674

Sir Arthur Wing Pinero, by Bernard Partridge - NPG 3675

Sir Arthur Wing Pinero

by Bernard Partridge
pencil, chalk and wash, published in Punch 28 September 1927
NPG 3675

Hugh Montague Trenchard, 1st Viscount Trenchard, by Bernard Partridge - NPG 3677

Hugh Montague Trenchard, 1st Viscount Trenchard

by Bernard Partridge
pencil and wash, published in Punch 2 March 1927
NPG 3677

Sir Edwin Lutyens, by Bernard Partridge - NPG 5429

Sir Edwin Lutyens

by Bernard Partridge
pencil, pen and ink, heightened with white, circa 1927
NPG 5429

Sir Edwin Lutyens, by Bernard Partridge - NPG 3664a

Sir Edwin Lutyens

by Bernard Partridge
pencil, study for Punch 20 July 1927
NPG 3664a

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