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Bertram Park (1883-1972), Photographer

Sitter in 12 portraits
Artist associated with 95 portraits
Having started in the family firm, manufacturers of artist's materials, Park developed an interest in photography and became a professional portraitist. He was a founder member of the London Salon of Photography in 1910. Park set up studios on Dover Street, London with Marcus Adams and his wife Yvonne Gregory in 1919. He was successful, being obliged to have up to five sittings a day to satisfy the demand. He photographed the British Royal Family, and his reputation was such that various European crowned heads would come annually to his studio to be photographed. His stylish and beautifully composed portrait studies more often relied on dramatic lighting than on elaborate backgrounds.

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P333

Clare Sheridan with her children

by Bertram Park
chlorobromide cream-toned print, feigned oval, 1919
NPG P333

P140(7)

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Bertram Park
bromide print, circa 1921
NPG P140(7)

P331

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bertram Park
chlorobromide print, 1922
NPG P331

P140(42)

Dame Sybil Thorndike

by Bertram Park
bromide print, 1924
NPG P140(42)

P140(1)

Queen Mary

by Bertram Park
bromide print, 1927
NPG P140(1)

P140(41)

Dame Sybil Thorndike

by Bertram Park
bromide print, 9 February 1928
NPG P140(41)

P332

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Bertram Park
chlorobromide cream-toned print, 1931
NPG P332

P140(2)

Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Bertram Park
bromide print, 26 June 1931
NPG P140(2)

P140(3)

The four sons of King George

by Bertram Park
bromide print, 26 June 1931
NPG P140(3)

P140(35)

Vivien Leigh

by Bertram Park
chlorobromide print, 16 July 1935
NPG P140(35)

P140(5)

King George VI

by Bertram Park
bromide print, 1936
NPG P140(5)

P140(6)

King George VI

by Bertram Park
bromide print, circa 1936
NPG P140(6)

P458

Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners

by Bertram Park
vintage bromide print, 1939
NPG P458

P459

Sir Frederick William Bowhill

by Bertram Park
vintage bromide print, 1940
NPG P459

P457

Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis

by Bertram Park
vintage bromide print, 24 February 1941
NPG P457

x39300

Tamara Karsavina

by Bertram Park
cream-toned bromide print, 1910s
NPG x39300

x81792

Fortunino Matania

by Bertram Park
whole-plate glass negative, 1910s
NPG x81792

x81793

Fortunino Matania

by Bertram Park
whole-plate glass negative, 1910s
NPG x81793

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