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Miss Compton Collier (active 1910s-1950s)

Artist of 14 portraits
Miss Compton Collier began taking photographs while at school. She lived in Hampstead, London, and for over fifty years she spent the summer months touring the English countryside photographing her subjects. They were mostly aristocratic families, alongside the occasional actor or actress. Each spring she would send to people of high rank an itinerary of her summer tour stating that she would be in the neighbourhood during a certain week in case she were needed for an at-home sitting. Examples of her work were published in almost every copy of the Tatler and Sketch magazines during the 1910s and 1920s.

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Lallie Charles (née Charlotte Elizabeth Martin)

by Miss Compton Collier
cream-toned bromide print on brown folder, circa 1917
NPG x68996

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Unidentified woman; Lallie Charles (née Charlotte Elizabeth Martin); Ida Adams

by Miss Compton Collier
cream-toned bromide print on brown folder, circa 1917
NPG x68994

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Unidentified woman; Ida Adams; Lallie Charles (née Charlotte Elizabeth Martin)

by Miss Compton Collier
cream-toned bromide print on brown folder, circa 1917
NPG x68995

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George Alexander Eugene Douglas Haig, 2nd Earl Haig

by Miss Compton Collier
bromide print on card mount, 1920s
NPG x182257

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George Alexander Eugene Douglas Haig, 2nd Earl Haig

by Miss Compton Collier
bromide print on card mount, early-1920s
NPG x182258

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Cecil Beaton

by Miss Compton Collier
vintage bromide print, July 1955
NPG x40459

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Cecil Beaton

by Miss Compton Collier
vintage bromide print, July 1955
NPG x40460

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Cecil Beaton

by Miss Compton Collier
vintage bromide print, July 1955
NPG x40461

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Cecil Beaton

by Miss Compton Collier
vintage bromide print, July 1955
NPG x40462

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Faith Celli (Dorothy Faith Standing)

by Miss Compton Collier
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 20 July 1921
NPG x136695

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Wish Wynne

by Miss Compton Collier
cabinet card
NPG x5125

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