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Winifred Radford

(1901-1993), Singer and teacher of singing

Sitter in 28 portraits
Singer. Well-known in the pre-War years, Winifred Radford sang at the first Glyndebourne Festival, gave lieder recitals for the BBC, toured with the Intimate Opera Company and gave recitals at the National Gallery during the War years. After the War she studied with Pierre Bernac and became a specialist in French mélodie, giving the British premieres of some of Francis Poulenc's songs. She was an admired teacher of singing at the Guildhall School from 1955-71. In one of the many tributes to Radford, her friend Sidney Buckland praised 'her quiet resolve, determination and integrity beneath a gracious, radiant charm.'

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Winifred Radford, by Meredith Frampton - NPG 6397

Winifred Radford

by Meredith Frampton
oil on canvas, 1921
NPG 6397

Winifred Radford; Robert Radford, by Stop Press Agency - NPG x88963

Winifred Radford; Robert Radford

by Stop Press Agency
vintage bromide print, 12 April 1920
NPG x88963

Douglas Illingworth; Winifred Radford, by Stop Press Agency - NPG x88964

Douglas Illingworth; Winifred Radford

by Stop Press Agency
vintage bromide print, 12 April 1920
NPG x88964

Winifred Radford, by Lassalle Ltd - NPG x88966

Winifred Radford

by Lassalle Ltd
cream-toned vintage bromide print on card mount, 1920s
NPG x88966

Winifred Radford, by Unknown photographer - NPG x88967

Winifred Radford

by Unknown photographer
vintage bromide print, 1920s
NPG x88967

Winifred Radford as Cherubino, by Spidk Jaye King - NPG x88971

Winifred Radford as Cherubino

by Spidk Jaye King
vintage cream-toned bromide print on card mount, 1936
NPG x88971

Winifred Radford as Cherubino, by Spidk Jaye King - NPG x88972

Winifred Radford as Cherubino

by Spidk Jaye King
vintage cream-toned bromide print on card mount, 1936
NPG x88972

Geoffrey Thomas Dunn; Winifred Radford, by Lucas & Pritchard - NPG x88975

Geoffrey Thomas Dunn; Winifred Radford

by Lucas & Pritchard
bromide print from original negative, 1938
NPG x88975

Winifred Radford, by Angus McBean - NPG x88977

Winifred Radford

by Angus McBean
vintage bromide print on card mount, 1947
NPG x88977

Winifred Radford, by Angus McBean - NPG x88980

Winifred Radford

by Angus McBean
vintage bromide print on card mount, 1947
NPG x88980

Winifred Radford, by Angus McBean - NPG x88985

Winifred Radford

by Angus McBean
vintage bromide print on card mount, 1947
NPG x88985

Winifred Radford, by Angus McBean - NPG x88987

Winifred Radford

by Angus McBean
vintage bromide print on card mount, 1947
NPG x88987

Winifred Radford; Pierre Bernac, by Unknown photographer - NPG x88990

Winifred Radford; Pierre Bernac

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 1947
NPG x88990

Winifred Radford, by Angus McBean - NPG x88981

Winifred Radford

by Angus McBean
vintage bromide print on card mount, 1950
NPG x88981

Winifred Radford, by Angus McBean - NPG x88983

Winifred Radford

by Angus McBean
vintage bromide print on card mount, 1950
NPG x88983

Winifred Radford; Constance Carrodus, by Angus McBean - NPG x88989

Winifred Radford; Constance Carrodus

by Angus McBean
vintage bromide print on card mount, 1950s
NPG x88989

Winifred Radford, by Angus McBean - NPG x88982

Winifred Radford

by Angus McBean
vintage bromide print on card mount, 1950
NPG x88982

Winifred Radford, by Angus McBean - NPG x88986

Winifred Radford

by Angus McBean
vintage bromide print on card mount, 1951-1952
NPG x88986

Winifred Radford, by Angus McBean - NPG x88979

Winifred Radford

by Angus McBean
vintage bromide print on card mount, 1952
NPG x88979

Winifred Radford, by Angus McBean - NPG x88984

Winifred Radford

by Angus McBean
vintage bromide print on card mount, 1953
NPG x88984

Winifred Radford, by Angus McBean - NPG x88978

Winifred Radford

by Angus McBean
vintage bromide print on card mount, 1953
NPG x88978

Winifred Radford, by Angus McBean - NPG x88976

Winifred Radford

by Angus McBean
vintage bromide print on card mount, 1957
NPG x88976

Winifred Radford; Constance Carrodus, by Angus McBean - NPG x88988

Winifred Radford; Constance Carrodus

by Angus McBean
vintage bromide print on card mount, 1957-1958
NPG x88988

Winifred Radford; Meredith Frampton, by Brian Harris, for  The Times - NPG x88968

Winifred Radford; Meredith Frampton

by Brian Harris, for The Times
bromide print, 1982
NPG x88968

Constance Carrodus; Meredith Frampton; Winifred Radford, by Brian Harris, for  The Times - NPG x88969

Constance Carrodus; Meredith Frampton; Winifred Radford

by Brian Harris, for The Times
bromide print, 1982
NPG x88969

Winifred Radford, by Unknown photographer - NPG x88970

Winifred Radford

by Unknown photographer
colour print, 1986
NPG x88970

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