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Sydney Prior Hall

(1842-1922), Portrait painter and illustrator

Sitter in 2 portraits
Artist associated with 152 portraits
Hall was one of the leading reportage artists of the later Victorian period. He joined The Graphic shortly after its foundation in 1869, having decided on a career as an artist while at Oxford. He immediately established his name with a series of vivid drawings made at the front during the Franco-Prussian war. As The Art Journal commented, his drawings of the Parnell Commission were among his finest achievements in the medium of graphic journalism: 'he was in court the whole time, busy with a swift revealing pencil which missed no turn of affairs'.

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Henry Mayers Hyndman, by Sydney Prior Hall - NPG 6747

Henry Mayers Hyndman

by Sydney Prior Hall
oil on canvas, exhibited 1914
NPG 6747

'HRH The Prince of Wales at Marlborough House' (King Edward VII), supplement to The Graphic, after  Sydney Prior Hall - NPG D33844

'HRH The Prince of Wales at Marlborough House' (King Edward VII)

supplement to The Graphic, after Sydney Prior Hall
wood engraving, published 1886
NPG D33844

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury speaking in the House of Lords, supplement to The Graphic, after  Sydney Prior Hall - NPG D40038

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury speaking in the House of Lords

supplement to The Graphic, after Sydney Prior Hall
chromolithograph, published 1894
NPG D40038

Sydney Prior Hall, after Sydney Prior Hall - NPG D1393

Sydney Prior Hall

after Sydney Prior Hall
engraving, (1895)
NPG D1393

George Douglas Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll, supplement to The Graphic, after  Sydney Prior Hall - NPG D7107

George Douglas Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll

supplement to The Graphic, after Sydney Prior Hall
colour photogravure, circa 1900
NPG D7107

Sir Dighton MacNaghten Probyn, after Sydney Prior Hall - NPG D40763

Sir Dighton MacNaghten Probyn

after Sydney Prior Hall
photographic print, (1913)
NPG D40763

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