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Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Charles Francis Annesley Voysey (1857-1941), Architect and designer

By other artists

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Oil on canvas, 340 x 240mm, possibly by Harold Speed, head, profile to left; family coll.; reg. Kent Portrait Survey Langley Parish 23.2.70 no.25.

Crayon and paint drawing by Sydney Prior Hall; see NPG 4404.

Chalk drawing by Harold Speed; see NPG 4116.

Chalk drawing by John Henry Frederick Bacon, inscr. ‘JHFB’ upper left, half-length, half-profile to right, arms crossed, wearing white shirt and red tie; untraced. Repr. as colour plate, 250 x 180mm, Studio, vol.24, Jan. 1902, facing p.281. Commissioned by the Studio, and presumably done shortly before publication. It is very similar in style and manner to Bacon’s portrait of George Frampton (for which see ‘All known portraits, By other artists, publ. 1901’).

Oil on canvas by Harold Speed; see NPG 5140.

after 1920
Oil on canvas, 915 x 72mm, by William Lee-Hankey, signed lower right, half-length, seated to left, name of sitter as if on metalwork plaque to left; untraced; formerly coll. Arts Club, Dover Street, London. Exh. Sir David Murray and his Times, Arts Club, London, 1988 (49); repr. Bonhams, Arts Club sale, 10 Nov. 2009 (107).

Oil on canvas, by Meredith Frampton, signed and dated, half-length, nearly full-face looking to left; coll. AWG, London. Repr. Massé 1935, app.11b.

Pencil sketch by Helen Bedford, half-length, full-face, arms folded; untraced. Repr. as print by Strand Engraving Co. (coll. RIBA, London, 41443).

Bronze by William Reid Dick, bust; untraced; stolen from Arts Club. Exh. RA 1934 (1558); repr. Builder, 1 June 1934 (cutting coll. RIBA, London, 35332/26); Trace, Feb. 1999, no.56.

Bas-relief by unidentified artist, head-and-shoulders to right; untraced. Repr. in print by unidentified photographer; coll. RIBA, London, 35332/24.

Undated portrait

An undated portrait, of which no details are known, is reported to have been stolen from the home of a family member.

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A large number of personal photographs are held with the Voysey archive in the RIBA Library Photographs Coll., London, as listed below.

Ambrotype by unidentified photographer, whole-length, full-face, as infant on father’s knee; coll. RIBA, London, 35333/1. Repr. Hitchmough 1995, p.11.

Photograph by unidentified photographer, whole-length, seated, outside house with parents and three siblings; coll. RIBA, London, 35333/27 (where adult man erroneously identified as C.F.A. Voysey).

Albumen print by unidentified photographer in oval pendant, head-and-shoulders, full-face, wearing tie and white shirt; coll. RIBA, London, 35333/17.

Albumen print by unidentified photographer in rectangular pendant, head-and-shoulders to left, with younger brother; coll. RIBA, London, 35333/18.

Albumen print by unidentified photographer, inscr. on neg. ‘Mr Voysey No.6’, head-and-shoulders, profile to left, wearing hat and overcoat; colls AWG, London, ‘Portraits of Old Brethren’, vol.1, p.85; and RIBA, London, 35332. Repr. Hitchmough 1995, p.51.

before 1900
Albumen print by Lombardi & Co., half-length, slightly to left, arms folded; untraced. Repr. The Year’s Art 1900, facing p.152.

Circular albumen print by Joseph Wilson Forster, head-and-shoulders, profile to left, double portrait with wife Mary Maria née Evans; coll. RIBA, London, 35333/28. Dating from note in NPG SB (Voysey), where print described as platinotype.

before 1906
Photograph by Henry Irving, three-quarter-length, profile to right, in study at The Orchard, Chorleywood; coll. RIBA, London, 2409/2. Repr. Gebhard 1975, frontispiece.

Photographs by unidentified photographer/s, at The Orchard, Chorleywood, four frames: (a) whole-length, looking right, standing on doorstep; coll. RIBA, London, 20394/20. Repr. Hitchmough 1995, p.158.
(b) whole-length, leaning on fence, left hand to chin, with daughter Priscilla outside house; coll. RIBA, London, 20394/22. Repr. Hitchmough 1995, p.18.
(c) whole-length to right, hands in pockets, standing on step outside open door; coll. RIBA, London, 35332/1 and 2733-18.

Prints by F.E. Stanley, London, Apr. 1920, two known poses:
(a) half-length, profile to left, wearing top hat; coll. RIBA, London, 35332/8.
(b) half-length to left, wearing top hat; coll. RIBA, London, 35332/9.

Photograph by unidentified photographer, head-and-shoulders, full-face; coll. RIBA, London, 35332/10.

early 1920s
Platinum prints by unidentified photographer, four known poses:
(a) three-quarter-length to right, seated, looking down, hands clasped, wearing pinstripe or corduroy suit; coll. RIBA, London, 35332/2.
(b) head-and-shoulders, profile to left, looking down, wearing pinstripe or corduroy suit; coll. RIBA, 35332/3.
(c) head-and-shoulders to right, slightly looking down, wearing pinstripe or corduroy suit; coll. RIBA, London, 3532/4.
(d) platinotype, 142 x 106mm, head-and-shoulders, looking to right, eyes down; NPG x23488.

Platinum prints by J. Russell & Sons, two known poses:
(a) cabinet card, three-quarter-length, full-face, seated, holding book in right hand; coll. RIBA, London, 3532/5.
(b) circular vignette, head-and-shoulders to left; coll. RIBA, London, 35332/6.

Photograph by Vandyk, London, July 1927, half-length to right, wearing dark suit; coll. RIBA, London, 35332/11.

Sepia print by F.A. Swaine, London, May 1928, half-length, full-face, wearing collarless jacket; coll. RIBA, London, 35332/12.

Half-plate film negs by Lafayette Ltd, Aug. 1928, two known poses:
(a) head-and-shoulders, full-face, wearing collarless jacket; NPG x42630. Repr. Hitchmough 1995, p.8.
(b) head-and-shoulders, profile to right; colls NPG x42629; and RIBA, London, 35332/13. Repr. as vignette of head only Journal of Royal Society of Arts, 25 Feb. 1938, p.344.

Cabinet card by Elliott & Fry, half-length to left, wearing collarless jacket; coll. RIBA, London, 35332/14. In this portrait, Voysey appears to wear the same jacket as in RIBA 35332/12. Cf. the print by Swaine above.

Bromide print, 158 x 121mm, by Vandyk, Oct. 1930, half-length, turned to left, looking forwards, hands clasped on chest; NPG x23486.

Photographs by Elliott & Fry, Dec. 1930, three known poses:
(a) three-quarter-length, seated, looking down, hands clasped, book on table; coll. RIBA, London, 35332/15.
(b) three-quarter-length, near-profile to left, seated, hands differently clasped, book on table; coll. RIBA, London, 35332/16.
c) head-and-shoulders, to left, profile to left, right hand raised to support cheek, looking downwards; coll. RIBA, London, P2001/35.

Photographs by Logan, London, two known poses:
(a) whole-length to left, standing, right hand on hip, architectural drawings and fabric designs on wall behind, at his retrospective at Batsford Galleries; coll. RIBA, London, 35332/23 (halftone block). Repr. The Architect & Building News, undated cutting, RIBA L. Photographs Coll.
(b) whole-length to right, arms folded, same setting as above; coll. RIBA, London, 35332/23.

Half-plate neg. by Lafayette Ltd, 5 July 1932, three-quarter-length, full-face, seated, holding book on table to left; NPG x48251.

Photographs by Elliott & Fry, June 1933, three known poses:
(a) half-length to left, seated, hands clasped; coll. RIBA, London, 35332/17.
(b) half-length, full-face, seated, hands clasped, ring on right hand and cufflink visible; coll. RIBA, London, 35332/18.
(c) half-length, full-face, seated, hands clasped, no cufflink visible; coll. RIBA, London, 35332/19 and 35332/20.

Bromide print, 154 x 101mm, by F.A. Swaine, June 1934, half-length, full-face, hands clasped on lap; NPG x23487.

Photograph by Vandyk, Dec. 1934, London, three-quarter-length, full-face, seated, wearing dark suit; coll. RIBA, London, 35332/21.

Photograph by Lafayette Ltd, Oct. 1937, half-length, full-face, seated; coll. RIBA, London, 35332/22.

Dr Jan Marsh