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Paul Tanqueray (1905-1991), Photographer

Sitter in 8 portraits
Artist associated with 179 portraits
Paul Tanqueray was born on 14 January 1905 in Littlehampton, Sussex. He opened his first studio at 139, High Street, Kensington in 1925. Five years of success in Kensington led to a move to the West End of London at 8, Dover Street. Tanqueray's photographs appeared in The Sketch and The Tatler and most frequently inside and on the cover of Theatre World. During the Second World War Tanqueray worked with the Chelsea Civil Defence and then re-opened his studio at 30, Thurloe Place in South Kensington where he continued to take photographs until his retirement in 1965. In 1983 Tanqueray donated his negative collection of celebrities to the National Portrait Gallery, which joined 67 prints previously given in 1975.

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Paul Tanqueray

by Paul Tanqueray
bromide print, 1931
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Paul Tanqueray; Ethel Edith Mannin

by Paul Tanqueray
bromide fibre print, 1932
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Group at the private view for 'Bill Brandt: Portraits'

by Chris Taylor
bromide fibre print, 6 May 1982
NPG x126892

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Photographers of 'Stars of the British Screen'

by Norman Parkinson
bromide fibre print, 11 December 1985
NPG x127320

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Paul Tanqueray

by Lionel Fitzgerald
colour print, late 1980s
NPG x125072

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Paul Tanqueray

by Marc Bryan-Brown
R-type colour print, late 1980s
NPG x126263

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Paul Tanqueray

by Marc Bryan-Brown
R-type colour print, late 1980s
NPG x126264

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Paul Tanqueray

by Marc Bryan-Brown
R-type colour print, late 1980s
NPG x126265

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