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Sir Henry Irving

(1838-1905), Actor-manager

Sir Henry Irving (John Henry Brodribb)

Sitter in 122 portraits
Actor; first achieved success on the London stage in the 1860s and, in 1867, played for the first time with Ellen Terry, beginning their famous theatrical association. He established his reputation as a tragedian with his Hamlet at the Lyceum in 1874 and played many Shakespearean and classic roles in a style which was individual and controversial, but which held audiences spellbound. A great manager as well as actor, Irving organized several American and Canadian tours, received many honours, and was the first actor to be knighted.

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Sir Henry Irving, by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant) - NPG Ax68781

Sir Henry Irving

by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant)
gelatin silver developing-out paper print, early-mid 1900s
NPG Ax68781

Sir Henry Irving, by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant) - NPG x19818

Sir Henry Irving

by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant)
gelatin silver developing-out paper print, early-mid 1900s
NPG x19818

Sir Henry Irving, by Window & Grove - NPG Ax137401

Sir Henry Irving

by Window & Grove
bromide postcard print, circa 1903
NPG Ax137401

Sir Henry Irving, by Window & Grove - NPG x17928

Sir Henry Irving

by Window & Grove
bromide postcard print, circa 1903
NPG x17928

Sir Henry Irving, by William Crooke - NPG Ax137402

Sir Henry Irving

by William Crooke
carbon print, 1904
NPG Ax137402

Sir Henry Irving, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax38787

Sir Henry Irving

by Unknown photographer
albumen print
NPG Ax38787

Sir Henry Irving (John Henry Brodribb) ('Jingle'), published by Frederick Arnold, after  Unknown artist - NPG D48262

Sir Henry Irving (John Henry Brodribb) ('Jingle')

published by Frederick Arnold, after Unknown artist
lithograph, published in the Hornet 15 November 1871
NPG D48262

Sir Henry Irving ('An Actor: Mr. Henry Irving.

Sir Henry Irving ('An Actor: Mr. Henry Irving. "The Bells."')

by Carlo Pellegrini, printed by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 19 December 1874
NPG D43671

Sir Henry Irving as Mathias in 'The Bells', by Carlo Pellegrini - NPG D6740

Sir Henry Irving as Mathias in 'The Bells'

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 19 December 1874
NPG D6740

Sir Henry Irving as Macbeth, by Harry Furniss - NPG D106

Sir Henry Irving as Macbeth

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, after 1875
NPG D106

Sir Henry Irving, printed by Goupil & Co, after  Edwin Longsden Long - NPG D36454

Sir Henry Irving

printed by Goupil & Co, after Edwin Longsden Long
photogravure, (1880)
NPG D36454

Sir Henry Irving, by Harry Furniss - NPG D78

Sir Henry Irving

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1882
NPG D78

Sir Henry Irving, by Maclure & Macdonald, published by  The Pictorial World, after  Samuel Alexander Walker - NPG D36455

Sir Henry Irving

by Maclure & Macdonald, published by The Pictorial World, after Samuel Alexander Walker
chromolithograph, published 1883
NPG D36455

Sir Henry Irving, by Maclure & Macdonald, published by  The Pictorial World, after  Samuel Alexander Walker - NPG D36456

Sir Henry Irving

by Maclure & Macdonald, published by The Pictorial World, after Samuel Alexander Walker
chromolithograph, published 13 January 1883
NPG D36456

"In Vanity Fair" (King George V, Prince Arthur of Connaught and 20 others)

by Unknown artist
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 29 November 1890
NPG D44518

Sir Henry Irving, by William Rothenstein - NPG D36453

Sir Henry Irving

by William Rothenstein
lithograph, 1898
NPG D36453

Sir Henry Irving as Thomas à Beckett in 'Becket', by Harry Furniss - NPG D93

Sir Henry Irving as Thomas à Beckett in 'Becket'

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1898; published in Some Victorian Men 1924
NPG D93

Sir Henry Irving, by William Rothenstein - NPG D20932

Sir Henry Irving

by William Rothenstein
lithograph, 1898
NPG D20932

Sir Henry Irving, published by William Heinemann, after  William Nicholson - NPG D32972

Sir Henry Irving

published by William Heinemann, after William Nicholson
lithographic reproduction of a hand-coloured woodcut, published 1899
NPG D32972

Sir Henry Irving, after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), and after  John Hassall - NPG D36457

Sir Henry Irving

after Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel), and after John Hassall
lithograph, early 20th century
NPG D36457

Ellen Terry and Sir Henry Irving as Ophelia and Hamlet, published by William Axon Mansell & Co, after  Edward H. Bell - NPG D48658

Ellen Terry and Sir Henry Irving as Ophelia and Hamlet

published by William Axon Mansell & Co, after Edward H. Bell
aquatint photogravure, published 1908 (1879)
NPG D48658

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