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Percy Frederick Seaton Spence

(1868-1933), Artist

Artist of 38 portraits
Percy Frederick Seaton Spence was born in Sydney. He became a contributor to the Sydney Bulletin and exhibited at the Sydney Royal Art Society. Spence went to Europe in 1895 and illustrations by him appeared in Black and White, the Graphic and other well-known publications of the time. He exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1899 and 1902. In 1901, he was responsible for the illustrations to Britain's Austral Empire, mostly portraits of the leading Australian politicians of that period. Spence moved back to Sydney where in 1905 he held a one-man show of his work. In 1910, he provided seventy-five illustrations for the volume Australia, in Black's colour series.

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Robert Louis Stevenson, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG 1184

Robert Louis Stevenson

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, 1893
NPG 1184

Harold Kyrle Bellew, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(2)

Harold Kyrle Bellew

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(2)

Probably Harold Kyrle Bellew, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(1)

Probably Harold Kyrle Bellew

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(1)

Cora Urquhart Brown Potter, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(3)

Cora Urquhart Brown Potter

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(3)

Harold Kyrle Bellew, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(5)

Harold Kyrle Bellew

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(5)

George Richard Rignold, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(8)

George Richard Rignold

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(8)

William Rignold, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(7)

William Rignold

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(7)

'Bits of Sarah' (Possibly Sarah Bernhardt), by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(14b)

'Bits of Sarah' (Possibly Sarah Bernhardt)

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(14b)

Darley George Boucicault (Dion Boucicault Jr), by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(21)

Darley George Boucicault (Dion Boucicault Jr)

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(21)

Tony Lumpkins, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(4)

Tony Lumpkins

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(4)

Figure study, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(5a)

Figure study

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(5a)

M. Harmont (?), by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(6)

M. Harmont (?)

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(6)

Figure study, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(7a)

Figure study

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(7a)

Sketch of a man, horse and dog [?] drinking, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(8a)

Sketch of a man, horse and dog [?] drinking

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(8a)

Sketch of a theatre stage, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(12)

Sketch of a theatre stage

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(12)

Unknown actor, possibly George Richard Rignold, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(13)

Unknown actor, possibly George Richard Rignold

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(13)

Horse study, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(14)

Horse study

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(14)

Sketch of an unknown actress onstage, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(14a)

Sketch of an unknown actress onstage

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(14a)

Randolph T. Ward, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(15)

Randolph T. Ward

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(15)

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