Portrait of E W Hornung by Albert Chevallier Tayler

A portrait of Ernest William Hornung 1862 -1921 who made a name for himself as one of the literary elite of late Victorian and early Edwardian England.


Oil on canvas
51 x 41 cm
Art Fund grant:
£760 ( Total: £2,717)
Acquired in:

Hornung was born in Middlesbrough and became famous as the creator of Raffles, the Gentlemen Thief. He was a friend to many authors and artists including Oscar Wilde and married the sister of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1893.


E W Hornung; private collection; by descent; Bonhams, 2007.

Venue details

Dorman Museum Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough Cleveland TS5 6LA 01642 813781 www.dormanmuseum.co.uk/

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