Search the Collection

Quentin Crisp (1908-1999), Writer

Quentin Crisp (Dennis Charles Pratt)

Sitter in 20 portraits
Quentin Crisp was a writer and actor. Born Dennis Pratt in Surrey, he studied journalism and art. His home at 129 Beaufort Street, London inspired Pinter's The Room but despite the squalor he chose to live in, Quentin Crisp (as he became in 1931) was always well dressed and made-up. During the Second World War Crisp wrote the antiwar All this and Bevin too and also worked as an artist's model. His acclaimed autobiography The Naked Civil Servant was published in 1968 and was made into a film in 1975. In 1978 Crisp became the star of his own show An Evening With Quentin Crisp and he continued to write and act including a role as Elizabeth I in Sally Potter's Orlando (1993).

List Thumbnail

P1299

Quentin Crisp

by Angus McBean
vintage bromide print, 1941
NPG P1299

5824

Quentin Crisp

by Marguerite Evans
oil on canvas, circa 1943
NPG 5824

P631

Quentin Crisp

by David Gamble
colour print, 1986
NPG P631

x135799

Quentin Crisp

by Angus McBean
modern bromide print from original negative, 1941
NPG x135799

x135800

Quentin Crisp

by Angus McBean
modern bromide print from original negative, 1941
NPG x135800

x135801

Quentin Crisp

by Angus McBean
modern bromide print from original negative, 1941
NPG x135801

x135802

Quentin Crisp

by Angus McBean
modern bromide print from original negative, 1941
NPG x135802

x135803

Quentin Crisp

by Angus McBean
modern bromide print from original negative, 1941
NPG x135803

x135804

Quentin Crisp

by Angus McBean
modern bromide print from original negative, 1941
NPG x135804

x127706

Quentin Crisp

by Edward Barber
C-type colour print, 1975
NPG x127706

x133168

Quentin Crisp

by Trevor Crone
vintage gelatin silver print on Agfa Record Rapid paper, May 1981
NPG x133168

x26098

Quentin Crisp

by Trevor Leighton
bromide fibre print, 28 July 1981
NPG x26098

x126723

Quentin Crisp

by Trevor Leighton
bromide fibre print, 28 July 1981
NPG x126723

x139979

David Gwinnutt; Quentin Crisp (Dennis Charles Pratt)

by David Gwinnutt
bromide print, 1986
NPG x139979

x126805

Quentin Crisp

by Fergus Greer
bromide fibre print, 1989
NPG x126805

D33669

Quentin Crisp

by Barbara Morris
pencil, circa 1939
NPG D33669

D33670

Quentin Crisp

by Barbara Morris
pen and ink, circa 1939
NPG D33670

D33671

Quentin Crisp

by Barbara Morris
pencil, circa 1939
NPG D33671

D2226

Quentin Crisp

by A.M. Parkin
etching and drypoint, 1978 (1963)
NPG D2226

x25224

Quentin Crisp

by Daniel M.T. Graham
resin print, 1986 or before
NPG x25224

Place

Tell us moreback to top

Can you tell us more about this person? Spotted an error, something missing, or do you know anything that we don't know? If you have any information to share please complete the form below

What can you tell us?close

There are occasions when we are unsure of the identity of a sitter or artist, their life dates, occupation or have not recorded their family relationships. Sometimes we have not recorded the date of a portrait. Do you have specialist knowledge or a particular interest about any aspect of the portrait or sitter or artist that you can share with us? We would welcome any information that adds to and enhances our information and understanding about a particular portrait, sitter or artist.

Citationclose

How do you know this? Please could you let us know your source of information.

* Permission to publish (Privacy information)
Privacy Informationclose

The National Portrait Gallery will NOT use your information to contact you or store for any other purpose than to investigate or display your contribution. By ticking permission to publish you are indicating your agreement for your contribution to be shown on this collection item page. Please note your email address will not be displayed on the page nor will it be used for any marketing material or promotion of any kind.

Please ensure your comments are relevant and appropriate. Your contributions must be polite and with no intention of causing trouble. All contributions are moderated.

Your nameclose

If you tick permission to publish your name will appear above your contribution on our website.

Your Emailclose

Contributions are moderated. We'll need your email address so that we can follow up on the information provided and contact you to let you know when your contribution has been published.