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The Parnell Commission, 1888-9: drawings by Sydney Prior Hall


44 Portraits in set

These drawings, made as preparatory sketches for illustrations in The Graphic magazine, record the proceedings of the Parnell Commission. The Commission was set up in 1888 to investigate accusations against the leader of the Irish nationalists, Charles Stewart Parnell by The Times, who had published in 1887 a fascimile letter purportedly signed by Parnell and approving of assassinations carried out in Phoenix Park, Dublin. Not less than 450 witnesses answered almost 100,000 questions during the proceedings that lasted 14 months. A Dublin journalist confessed to having forged the incriminating letter.

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James Hannen, Baron Hannen, by Sydney Prior Hall - NPG 2232

James Hannen, Baron Hannen

by Sydney Prior Hall
pencil, published in The Graphic 17 November 1888
NPG 2232

Mr Louden; Mat Harris, by Sydney Prior Hall - NPG 2268

Mr Louden; Mat Harris

by Sydney Prior Hall
pencil, 1888-1889
NPG 2268

Digby Seymour, by Sydney Prior Hall - NPG 2235

Digby Seymour

by Sydney Prior Hall
pencil, 1888-1889
NPG 2235

Oscar Wilde, by Sydney Prior Hall - NPG 2265

Oscar Wilde

by Sydney Prior Hall
pencil, 1888-1889
NPG 2265

Unknown man, by Sydney Prior Hall - NPG 2266

Unknown man

by Sydney Prior Hall
pencil, 1888-1889
NPG 2266

Unknown man, by Sydney Prior Hall - NPG 2267

Unknown man

by Sydney Prior Hall
pencil, 1888-1889
NPG 2267

Unknown man, by Sydney Prior Hall - NPG 2270

Unknown man

by Sydney Prior Hall
pencil, 1888-1889
NPG 2270

Thomas Miller Beach, by Sydney Prior Hall - NPG 2237

Thomas Miller Beach

by Sydney Prior Hall
pencil, published in The Graphic 9 February 1889
NPG 2237

Thomas Miller Beach, by Sydney Prior Hall - NPG 2236

Thomas Miller Beach

by Sydney Prior Hall
pencil, published in The Graphic 16 February 1889
NPG 2236

Thomas Miller Beach, by Sydney Prior Hall - NPG 2238

Thomas Miller Beach

by Sydney Prior Hall
pencil, published in The Graphic 23 February 1889
NPG 2238

Thomas Miller Beach, John Patrick Murphy, Sir Henry James and Sir Charles Russell, by Sydney Prior Hall - NPG 2239

Thomas Miller Beach, John Patrick Murphy, Sir Henry James and Sir Charles Russell

by Sydney Prior Hall
pencil, published in The Graphic 16 February 1889
NPG 2239

Charles Stewart Parnell, Sir George Henry Lewis, 1st Bt, and Thomas Miller Beach, by Sydney Prior Hall - NPG 2244

Charles Stewart Parnell, Sir George Henry Lewis, 1st Bt, and Thomas Miller Beach

by Sydney Prior Hall
pencil, published in The Graphic 16 February 1889
NPG 2244

James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce; Sir John Charles Frederick Sigismund Day, by Sydney Prior Hall - NPG 2249

James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce; Sir John Charles Frederick Sigismund Day

by Sydney Prior Hall
pencil, published in The Graphic 2 March 1889
NPG 2249

Group including Charles Stewart Parnell and H. Campbell, by Sydney Prior Hall - NPG 2242

Group including Charles Stewart Parnell and H. Campbell

by Sydney Prior Hall
pencil, published in The Graphic 16 February 1889
NPG 2242

Andrew Commins, by Sydney Prior Hall - NPG 2259

Andrew Commins

by Sydney Prior Hall
pencil, published in The Graphic 2 March 1889
NPG 2259