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Alexandre Dumas

(1802-1870), Novelist

Sitter in 9 portraits
French-born novelist and playwright, Dumas established his reputation with books including The Count of Monte Cristo (1844-5), The Three Muskateers (1844) and La Reine Margot (1845). During the 1850s, several of Dumas's plays were staged in London including Mademoiselle de Belle Isle (July 1851) and Les Demoiselles de St. Cyr (May 1853) at the St James Theatre. In January 1858, he was the subject of a court case brought by writer M. Maquet, who declared he was the co-author of eighteen of Dumas's novels. The case 'excited unusual interest in the literary world'(The Times, 6 February 1858) and was settled firmly in Dumas's favour.

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Alexandre Dumas, by Herbert Watkins - NPG P301(17)

Alexandre Dumas

by Herbert Watkins
albumen print, arched top, 1857
NPG P301(17)

Alexandre Dumas, by Charles Reutlinger - NPG Ax17889

Alexandre Dumas

by Charles Reutlinger
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax17889

Alexandre Dumas, by and published by Dagron & Cie - NPG x19852

Alexandre Dumas

by and published by Dagron & Cie
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x19852

Alexandre Dumas, by Duroni & Murer - NPG Ax46257

Alexandre Dumas

by Duroni & Murer
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax46257

Alexandre Dumas, by Etienne Neurdein, possibly after  Charles Reutlinger - NPG Ax28560

Alexandre Dumas

by Etienne Neurdein, possibly after Charles Reutlinger
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG Ax28560

Alexandre Dumas, by Harry Furniss - NPG D16455

Alexandre Dumas

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, early 20th century
NPG D16455

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Alexandre Dumas

by Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG x19822

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Alexandre Dumas

by Charles Reutlinger
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG x3678

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Alexandre Dumas

by Unknown photographer
woodburytype, 1870s
NPG x27333

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