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Sir William Empson

(1906-1984), Poet, literary critic and teacher

Sitter in 12 portraits

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Sir William Empson, by Rupert Shephard - NPG 6466

Sir William Empson

by Rupert Shephard
oil on canvas, circa 1944
NPG 6466

Sir William Empson, by Mark Gerson - NPG x88210

Sir William Empson

by Mark Gerson
modern bromide print, May 1965
NPG x88210

Sir William Empson, by Fay Godwin - NPG x68235

Sir William Empson

by Fay Godwin
bromide print, 1970s
NPG x68235

Sir William Empson, by Fay Godwin - NPG x68236

Sir William Empson

by Fay Godwin
bromide print, 1970s
NPG x68236

Sir William Empson, by Roger Perry - NPG x131675

Sir William Empson

by Roger Perry
bromide fibre print, late 1970s
NPG x131675

William Empson, by Dmitri Kasterine - NPG x133315

William Empson

by Dmitri Kasterine
bromide print, 1980
NPG x133315

Sir William Empson, by Dmitri Kasterine - NPG x36044

Sir William Empson

by Dmitri Kasterine
bromide print, 1980
NPG x36044

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Sir William Empson

by Bill Brandt
bromide print on card mount, 1940
NPG x22422

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Sir William Empson

by Mark Gerson
bromide print, May 1965
NPG x13366

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Sir William Empson

by Nicholas Elder
bromide print, September 1974
NPG x36045

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Sir William Empson

by Nicholas Elder
bromide print on card mount, September 1974
NPG x4040

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Sir William Empson

by Bill Brandt
bromide print on card mount, 1980
NPG x22423

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