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Godfrey Argent (1937-2006), Photographer

Sitter in 2 portraits
Artist associated with 800 portraits
Argent began his photographic career while serving with the Household Cavalry; he subsequently became a royal photographer, taking portraits of, among others, the Prince of Wales at eighteen and Princess Anne at sixteen. In 1967, having purchased the business of portraitist Walter Bird, Argent was appointed as the official photographer for the National Photographic Record at the National Portrait Gallery. He was also the official photographer for the Royal Society and had a long-running assignment to produce portraits of the stars of The Mousetrap as the cast changed. A Godfrey Argent award to promote the careers of young photographers was set up in 2007.

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x165813

Walter Bird

by Godfrey Argent
modern bromide print from original negative, 1966
NPG x165813

x163390

Morys George Lyndhurst Bruce, 4th Baron Aberdare

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 13 December 1967
NPG x163390

x163400

Leo Abse

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 13 December 1967
NPG x163400

x164001

Sir Edward Beddington-Behrens

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 2 November 1967
NPG x164001

x165185

Sir John Alec Biggs-Davison

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 8 December 1967
NPG x165185

x165404

Sir (Francis) James Bowes-Lyon

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 17 November 1967
NPG x165404

x165450

Peter Edward Moore Bradley

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 23 November 1967
NPG x165450

x165999

Sir Alexander Grigor ('Alick') Jeans

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 13 December 1967
NPG x165999

x4740

Sir (Edward) Humphrey Browne

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 4 December 1967
NPG x4740

x4741

Sir Patrick Reginald Evelyn Browne

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 22 November 1967
NPG x4741

x21932

Learie Nicholas Constantine, Baron Constantine

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 1 November 1967
NPG x21932

x7021

Sir Thomas Percival Creed

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 1 November 1967
NPG x7021

x17227

Sir William Haley

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 9 November 1967
NPG x17227

x18603

Denis Herbert Howell, Baron Howell

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 7 December 1967
NPG x18603

x18683

Ian Murray Hurrell

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 24 November 1967
NPG x18683

x12108

Sir Julian Sorell Huxley

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 22 November 1967
NPG x12108

x18687

Sir Arthur James Irvine

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 23 November 1967
NPG x18687

x166126

William Godfrey Fothergill Jackson

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 2 November 1967
NPG x166126

x19120

Sir (John) Anthony Kershaw

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 16 November 1967
NPG x19120

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