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Sir Robert Ponsonby Staples, Bt

(1853-1943), Artist

Artist associated with 6 portraits
Staples studied art and architecture from the age of twelve, first at Louvain in Belgium, followed by spells at Dresden, Paris and London. The Royal Academy accepted his first picture in 1875 and he was a regular exhibitor thereafter. A talented artist, his most famous painting is The Ideal Cricket Match, which now hangs in the Pavilion at Lords Cricket Ground. From 1905, he played an increasing part in the running of the family estate in Lissan, Cookstown, taking up residence there in 1912, although he did not actually succeed to the property and the baronetcy until his elder brother died in 1933.

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Edward Henry Carson, 1st Baron Carson, by Sir Robert Ponsonby Staples, Bt - NPG 5476

Edward Henry Carson, 1st Baron Carson

by Sir Robert Ponsonby Staples, Bt
chalk, 1898
NPG 5476

Algernon Charles Swinburne, by Sir Robert Ponsonby Staples, Bt - NPG 2217

Algernon Charles Swinburne

by Sir Robert Ponsonby Staples, Bt
chalk, 1900
NPG 2217

William Court Gully, 1st Viscount Selby, published by Illustrated London News, after  Sir Robert Ponsonby Staples, Bt - NPG D5930

William Court Gully, 1st Viscount Selby

published by Illustrated London News, after Sir Robert Ponsonby Staples, Bt
process block, published 6 April 1895
NPG D5930

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, by Sir Robert Ponsonby Staples, Bt - NPG D36892

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

by Sir Robert Ponsonby Staples, Bt
colour halftone with watercolour heightened with bodytone, 1 August 1902
NPG D36892


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