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Richard Thomas Church

(1893-1972), Poet, critic and novelist

Sitter in 20 portraits
Poet, literary critic and novelist. Throughout his career as a civil servant and later as a professional journalist, Church devoted himself to writing poetry and prose. His literary strength was poetry, in which he came to prominence in 1926 with Portrait of the Abbot. In 1948 a large volume of his Collected Poems was published. His most successful prose achievements were his autobiographical volumes, Over the Bridge (1955), The Golden Sovereign (1957) and The Voyage Home (1964), the first of which won The Sunday Times Prize for Literature. Amongst his diverse works are his novels, his essays on country themes, and his verse plays.

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Richard Thomas Church, by William Johnstone - NPG 5926

Richard Thomas Church

by William Johnstone
black chalk, circa 1932
NPG 5926

Richard Thomas Church, by William Johnstone - NPG 5755

Richard Thomas Church

by William Johnstone
oil on canvas, 1932
NPG 5755

Richard Thomas Church, by Howard Coster - NPG x10805

Richard Thomas Church

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1938
NPG x10805

Richard Thomas Church, by Howard Coster - NPG x10806

Richard Thomas Church

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1938
NPG x10806

Richard Thomas Church, by Howard Coster - NPG x10807

Richard Thomas Church

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1938
NPG x10807

Richard Thomas Church, by Howard Coster - NPG x10808

Richard Thomas Church

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1938
NPG x10808

Richard Thomas Church, by Howard Coster - NPG x10809

Richard Thomas Church

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1938
NPG x10809

Richard Thomas Church, by Howard Coster - NPG x10810

Richard Thomas Church

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1938
NPG x10810

Richard Thomas Church, by Howard Coster - NPG x10811

Richard Thomas Church

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1938
NPG x10811

Richard Thomas Church, by Howard Coster - NPG x10812

Richard Thomas Church

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1938
NPG x10812

Richard Thomas Church, by Howard Coster - NPG x10813

Richard Thomas Church

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1938
NPG x10813

Richard Thomas Church, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x26959

Richard Thomas Church

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 22 May 1939
NPG x26959

Richard Thomas Church, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x26960

Richard Thomas Church

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 22 May 1939
NPG x26960

Richard Thomas Church, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x26961

Richard Thomas Church

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 22 May 1939
NPG x26961

Richard Thomas Church, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x26962

Richard Thomas Church

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 22 May 1939
NPG x26962

Richard Thomas Church, by Howard Coster - NPG x1792

Richard Thomas Church

by Howard Coster
vintage bromide print, 1939
NPG x1792

Richard Thomas Church, by Walter Bird - NPG x166545

Richard Thomas Church

by Walter Bird
bromide print, July 1958
NPG x166545

Richard Thomas Church, by Pamela Chandler - NPG x88835

Richard Thomas Church

by Pamela Chandler
modern bromide print from original negative, June 1959
NPG x88835

Richard Thomas Church, by Mark Gerson - NPG x20106

Richard Thomas Church

by Mark Gerson
bromide print on Ilford paper, 1968
NPG x20106

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Richard Thomas Church

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print
NPG x86704

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