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Lord Snowdon (1930-), Photographer; former husband of Princess Margaret

Sitter in 17 portraits
Artist of 276 portraits
Armstrong Jones first began to take photographs while studying at Cambridge, encouraged by his uncle, the stage designer and artist Oliver Messel. After working as an apprentice to society photographer Baron (1906-56), Armstrong Jones opened his first studio in 1952. He established his reputation by photographing theatre, fashion and society subjects, and subsequently became an official Royal photographer. He was also photographer for The Sunday Times (1962-90), Vogue (from 1964) and the Telegraph Magazine (since 1990). Created Earl of Snowdon in 1961, he was married to HRH The Princess Margaret from 1960-78.

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Lord Snowdon

by Mark Boxer
ink and black crayon, 1981
NPG 5920(21)


Anne, Countess of Rosse with her children

by Madame Yevonde
bromide print on card mount, 1939
NPG x14368


Lord Snowdon

by Anthony Buckley
modern bromide print from original negative, 1958
NPG x76291


Lord Snowdon

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, July 1965
NPG x35959


Lord Snowdon

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print, 1969
NPG x30147


The official Silver Wedding group photograph of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

by Thomas Patrick John Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield
bromide fibre print, 26 December 1971
NPG x25290


The official Silver Wedding group photograph of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

by Thomas Patrick John Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield
colour print, 26 December 1971
NPG x26200


The Wedding of Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips

by Norman Parkinson
colour print, 14 November 1973
NPG x126928


Lord Snowdon

by Roger George Clark
bromide print, 4 October 1979
NPG x15116


Lord Snowdon

by Jill Kennington
bromide print, 1988
NPG x127152


Lord Snowdon

by Barry Marsden
bromide fibre print, 1989
NPG x39370


David Albert Charles Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley; Lord Snowdon

by Jillian Edelstein
archival inkjet print, 1998
NPG x199052


Lord Snowdon

by Julian Broad
C-type colour print, 27 July 2007
NPG x139547


Lord Snowdon

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 1963
NPG P1961


Lord Snowdon

by Robert Mapplethorpe
bromide print laid on card, 1979
NPG P749


'The Royal Wedding 6 May 1960'

published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, (6 May 1960)
NPG x193294


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