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Somerset Maugham

(1874-1965), Novelist, playwright and spy

William ('W.') Somerset Maugham

Sitter associated with 115 portraits
Somerset Maugham was one of the most popular and commercially successful authors of the twentieth century. He qualified as a doctor in 1897, but pursued his passion for writing following the publication of his first novel, Liza of Lambeth, in the same year. His play Lady Frederick (1907) was his first theatrical success, and his largely autobiographical novel Of Human Bondage (1915) became a best seller. It was followed by other highly praised works The Moon and Sixpence (1919), Cakes and Ale (1930) and The Razor's Edge (1945). He wrote more than thirty plays, including Home and Beauty (1919) and The Letter (1927).

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Somerset Maugham, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127593

Somerset Maugham

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 17 June 1939
NPG x127593

Somerset Maugham, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127594

Somerset Maugham

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 17 June 1939
NPG x127594

Somerset Maugham, by Daniel Farson - NPG x46630

Somerset Maugham

by Daniel Farson
bromide print on card page, 1947
NPG x46630

Somerset Maugham, by Daniel Farson - NPG x46631

Somerset Maugham

by Daniel Farson
bromide print on card page, 1947
NPG x46631

Somerset Maugham, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x14140

Somerset Maugham

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, 1949
NPG x14140

Somerset Maugham, by John Gay - NPG x126502

Somerset Maugham

by John Gay
vintage glossy bromide print, 1949
NPG x126502

Somerset Maugham, by Tom Blau - NPG x131945

Somerset Maugham

by Tom Blau
modern bromide print from original negative, 1950
NPG x131945

Somerset Maugham, by Tom Blau - NPG x135709

Somerset Maugham

by Tom Blau
modern bromide print from original negative, 1950
NPG x135709

Somerset Maugham, by Tom Blau - NPG x135710

Somerset Maugham

by Tom Blau
modern bromide print from original negative, 1950
NPG x135710

Somerset Maugham, by Tom Blau - NPG x135711

Somerset Maugham

by Tom Blau
modern bromide print from original negative, 1950
NPG x135711

Somerset Maugham, by Tom Blau, for  Camera Press: London: UK - NPG x135967

Somerset Maugham

by Tom Blau, for Camera Press: London: UK
bromide print, 1950
NPG x135967

Somerset Maugham; Jacob Epstein, by Ida Kar - NPG x136752

Somerset Maugham; Jacob Epstein

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1951
NPG x136752

Somerset Maugham; Jacob Epstein, by Ida Kar - NPG x136753

Somerset Maugham; Jacob Epstein

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1951
NPG x136753

Somerset Maugham; Jacob Epstein, by Ida Kar - NPG x136754

Somerset Maugham; Jacob Epstein

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1951
NPG x136754

Somerset Maugham; Jacob Epstein, by Ida Kar - NPG x136755

Somerset Maugham; Jacob Epstein

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1951
NPG x136755

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