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George Charles Beresford

(1864-1938), Photographer

Sitter in 2 portraits
Artist associated with 388 portraits
Leaving college in 1882, Beresford went to India as a civil engineer but, suffering badly from malaria, had to return to England. From 1902 to 1932 he worked as a portraitist in Yeomans Row in Knightsbridge, London, specialising in platinotype portraits of writers, artists and politicians that appeared regularly in publications of the time such as The World's Work, The Sketch, The Tatler and The Illustrated London News. During World War One he donated his profits to the Red Cross and later became an antique dealer. The National Portrait Gallery purchased a number of original negatives and prints from his secretary Miss Toplis in 1943.

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George Charles Beresford, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x6439

George Charles Beresford

by George Charles Beresford
half-plate nitrate negative, 1934-1935
NPG x6439


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