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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 Mark Gerson - NPG x13769

Somerset Maugham

by Mark Gerson
bromide print, October 1955
NPG x13769

Somerset Maugham, by Mark Gerson - NPG x36064

Somerset Maugham

by Mark Gerson
bromide print, October 1955
NPG x36064

Somerset Maugham, by Ida Kar - NPG x128672

Somerset Maugham

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1958
NPG x128672

Somerset Maugham, by Herbert K. Nolan - NPG x24800

Somerset Maugham

by Herbert K. Nolan
bromide print, October 1958
NPG x24800

Somerset Maugham, by Herbert K. Nolan - NPG x24801

Somerset Maugham

by Herbert K. Nolan
bromide print, October 1958
NPG x24801

Somerset Maugham, by Herbert K. Nolan - NPG x24802

Somerset Maugham

by Herbert K. Nolan
bromide print, October 1958
NPG x24802

Somerset Maugham, by Herbert K. Nolan - NPG x24803

Somerset Maugham

by Herbert K. Nolan
bromide print, October 1958
NPG x24803

Somerset Maugham, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x35406

Somerset Maugham

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 1958
NPG x35406

Somerset Maugham, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x35410

Somerset Maugham

by Dorothy Wilding
print, 1958
NPG x35410

Somerset Maugham, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x36850

Somerset Maugham

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1958
NPG x36850

Somerset Maugham, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x35409

Somerset Maugham

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 1958
NPG x35409

Somerset Maugham, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x21267

Somerset Maugham

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 1958
NPG x21267

Somerset Maugham, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x21268

Somerset Maugham

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 1958
NPG x21268

Somerset Maugham, by Ida Kar - NPG x31640

Somerset Maugham

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1958
NPG x31640

Somerset Maugham, by Ida Kar - NPG x132976

Somerset Maugham

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1958
NPG x132976

Somerset Maugham, by Associated Press - NPG x184021

Somerset Maugham

by Associated Press
bromide press print, October 1960
NPG x184021

Somerset Maugham, by Lewis Morley - NPG x125208

Somerset Maugham

by Lewis Morley
toned bromide print, 1961
NPG x125208

Somerset Maugham, by Lewis Morley - NPG x125209

Somerset Maugham

by Lewis Morley
toned bromide print, 1961
NPG x125209

Somerset Maugham, by Lewis Morley - NPG x125210

Somerset Maugham

by Lewis Morley
toned bromide print, 1961
NPG x125210

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