Harley Granville-Barker (1877-1946)
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
Handsome and talented actor-director and playwright Harley Granville-Barker was for many years one of Shaw's closest friends. He was central to Shaw's success as a playwright, being the first person to play many of Shaw's most famous leading men. This picture is very prominently displayed in the Dining Room, where Shaw would have been able to see it as he lay in bed during his last illness.
Photograph of Harley Granville-Barker (1877-1946). Quarter length facing viewer, arms folded, staring intently. Dark straight hair with central parting; wears dark jacket, wing collar and bow tie. Lit from his left, other side of face in shadow. Black linen tape, glazed.
Bequest of George Bernard Shaw, 1950
Marks and inscriptions
Label on back handwritten (by Shaw?) "GRANVILLE-BARKER AT PICKARD'S COTTAGE 1900(?). DIED IN PARIS 1946"
Makers and roles
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), photographer