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Sir Arthur Wing Pinero

Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir Arthur Wing Pinero was a leading playwright of the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. Born into an English family descended from Portuguese Jews, Pinero abandoned legal studies at nineteen to become an actor. His first play, £200 a Year, was produced in 1877. His best farces, such as The Magistrate (1885), The Schoolmistress (1886) and Dandy Dick (1887), were written for the Royal Court Theatre in London.

National Portrait Gallery, London

London


Date

exhibited 1891

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 125.1 x W 100.3 cm

Accession number

2761

Acquisition method

Bequeathed by Sir Arthur Wing Pinero, 1935

Work type

Painting


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