H. Granville Barker

Frederick H. Evans, British, 1853 - 1943

Geography:
Made in England, Europe

Date:
c. 1900

Medium:
Platinum print

Dimensions:
Image: 8 15/16 x 6 3/16 inches (22.7 x 15.7 cm) Mount: 16 3/16 x 10 5/8 inches (41.1 x 27 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1973-197-44

Credit Line:
Purchased with funds contributed by Dorothy Norman, 1973

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Harley Granville Barker (British, 1877-1946) was an actor, playwright, critic, and prominent member of the Stage Society, a London-based group dedicated to the performance of banned and censored plays. Evans may have met Barker through fellow Stage Society member George Bernard Shaw (Irish, 1856-1950), the photographer's trusted friend and supporter. This image is typical of Evans's portrait style: a tightly cropped, soft-focus composition draws attention to Barker's expression, while the book he holds suggests his close relationship with the written word.