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Sir Frederick Treves, 1st Bt (1853-1923), Surgeon and author; Serjeant Surgeon to the King

Paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints
Photographs

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1884
Lithograph by unidentified artist with facsimile inscription ‘Yours very truly / Frederick Treves’, vignette, head-and-shoulders to front, large moustache, wearing stiff collar and dark coat; Wellcome L., London, no.92551.
This appears to date from Treves’s appointment at the London H. as surgeon and lecturer in Anatomy.

1896
Oil on canvas, 1380 x 1090mm, by Sir Luke Fildes; Barts & London Queen Mary School of Medicine and Dentistry, RLHINV/976). Exh. RA 1896 (219); repr. [Cassell] 1896, p.124; Auckland Weekly News, 3 July 1910, p.10; Howell & Ford 1980, pl.10; and Howell & Ford 1992, pl.1.
Reduced replica; see NPG 2917.

1900
Watercolour caricature by Sir Leslie Ward (‘Spy’), nearly whole-length, slightly to right, standing with hands in waistband, wearing pince-nez and morning dress, without hat; untraced.
Repr. as chromolithograph, Vanity Fair, 19 July 1900 (Men of the Day no. DCCLXXXIV, captioned ‘Freddie’); copy NPG D45022.


Undated portrait
Oil on canvas, 1070 x 766mm, by Harry Herman Salomon, three-quarter-length profile to right, head bent in the act of writing at table to right, Sir Francis Laking standing to left, right hand on Treves’s shoulder; Wellcome L., London, no.45884i. Said to be after an (untraced) photograph.


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c.1899
Photograph by unidentified photographer, head-and-shoulders to front, large moustache, wearing soft-brimmed hat and safari-type shirt over shirt collar, spectacles attached to shirt button; no information but seen on Enciclopedia Libre Universal en Español.
This appears to date from Treves’s service with the Royal Army Medical Corps in South Africa.

1902
Snapshot by unidentified photographer, whole-length, standing on board steam yacht, wearing naval-type cap, left hand holding cigar to mouth; NPG Ax137101; see NPG Portrait Set ‘Royal Yacht 1902–1904’, where dated Aug. 1902.

?1905
Postcard print by E.H. Mills, three-quarter-length to left, looking to camera, standing, hands clasped to left, handlebar moustache, wearing academic gown and mortar-board. Publ. Rotary Photographic Co. Ltd; NPG x197681.
This image may record Treves’ election as rector, Aberdeen University, 1905.

c.1900s
Photograph by Reginald Haines, three-quarter-length to right, turned towards camera, seated outdoors wearing homburg hat and dark suit, hands crossed in lap, ivy-covered wall in background. Repr. Dorset Life, Dec. 2014, online ed.

c.1911
Photographs by Bassano Ltd, with grey walrus moustache, wearing stiff collar and dark suit, three known poses:
(a) vintage print, head-and-shoulders, profile to left; NPG x84938.
(b) whole-plate glass negative, head-and-shoulders to front, looking right; NPG x34277.
(c) whole-plate glass negative, three-quarter-length looking to camera, seated legs crossed to right; NPG x34278.

1918
Photographs by Walter Stoneman, with grey walrus moustache, wearing military uniform, four known poses:
(a) head-and-shoulders to front; NPG x185745.
(b) half-length to front, head to right, arms half-visible; NPG x65225.
(c) three-quarter-length, half-profile to left, standing, wearing military cap; NPG x65226.
(d) three-quarter-length to front, standing, hands clasped below waist, wearing cap; NPG x65227.

Dr Jan Marsh