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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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Walter Bird, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x165813

Walter Bird

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

Morys George Lyndhurst Bruce, 4th Baron Aberdare, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x163390

Morys George Lyndhurst Bruce, 4th Baron Aberdare

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 13 December 1967
NPG x163390

Leo Abse, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x163400

Leo Abse

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 13 December 1967
NPG x163400

Sir Edward Beddington-Behrens, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x164001

Sir Edward Beddington-Behrens

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 2 November 1967
NPG x164001

Sir John Alec Biggs-Davison, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x165185

Sir John Alec Biggs-Davison

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 8 December 1967
NPG x165185

Sir (Francis) James Bowes-Lyon, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x165404

Sir (Francis) James Bowes-Lyon

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 17 November 1967
NPG x165404

Peter Edward Moore Bradley, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x165450

Peter Edward Moore Bradley

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 23 November 1967
NPG x165450

Sir Alexander Grigor ('Alick') Jeans, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x165999

Sir Alexander Grigor ('Alick') Jeans

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 13 December 1967
NPG x165999

Sir (Edward) Humphrey Browne, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x4740

Sir (Edward) Humphrey Browne

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 4 December 1967
NPG x4740

Sir Patrick Reginald Evelyn Browne, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x4741

Sir Patrick Reginald Evelyn Browne

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 22 November 1967
NPG x4741

Learie Constantine, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x21932

Learie Constantine

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 1 November 1967
NPG x21932

Sir Thomas Percival Creed, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x7021

Sir Thomas Percival Creed

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 1 November 1967
NPG x7021

Sir William Haley, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x17227

Sir William Haley

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 9 November 1967
NPG x17227

Denis Herbert Howell, Baron Howell, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x18603

Denis Herbert Howell, Baron Howell

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 7 December 1967
NPG x18603

Ian Murray Hurrell, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x18683

Ian Murray Hurrell

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 24 November 1967
NPG x18683

Sir Julian Sorell Huxley, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x12108

Sir Julian Sorell Huxley

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 22 November 1967
NPG x12108

Sir Arthur James Irvine, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x18687

Sir Arthur James Irvine

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 23 November 1967
NPG x18687

William Godfrey Fothergill Jackson, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x166126

William Godfrey Fothergill Jackson

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 2 November 1967
NPG x166126

Sir (John) Anthony Kershaw, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x19120

Sir (John) Anthony Kershaw

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 16 November 1967
NPG x19120

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