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John Somerset Murray (1904-1992)

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist of 24 portraits
A grandson of John Murray, calotypist of India, and cousin of the portraitist Olive Edis, he opened his own portrait studio in Chelsea in 1933. Shortly afterwards he turned to commercial photography including working for Pilkington Glass. With Winifred Casson he executed solarised and surrealist photographs, which were shown at the Chelsea Studio Club in the 1950s. He later took up electronic engineering.

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P135

Ivon Hitchens

by John Somerset Murray
bromide print, 1933
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x68219

Ivon Hitchens

by John Somerset Murray
resin print, September 1929
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x68220

Ivon Hitchens

by John Somerset Murray
resin print, September 1929
NPG x68220

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Mary Cranford ('Mollie') Hitchens (née Coates); Ivon Hitchens

by John Somerset Murray
resin print, September 1929
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x68208

Ivon Hitchens

by John Somerset Murray
resin print, 1933
NPG x68208

x68209

Ivon Hitchens

by John Somerset Murray
resin print, 1933
NPG x68209

x68210

Ivon Hitchens

by John Somerset Murray
resin print, 1933
NPG x68210

x68211

Ivon Hitchens

by John Somerset Murray
resin print, 1933
NPG x68211

x68212

Ivon Hitchens

by John Somerset Murray
resin print, 1933
NPG x68212

x68213

Ivon Hitchens

by John Somerset Murray
resin print, 1933
NPG x68213

x68214

Ivon Hitchens

by John Somerset Murray
resin print, 1933
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x68215

Ivon Hitchens

by John Somerset Murray
resin print, 1933
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x68216

Ivon Hitchens

by John Somerset Murray
resin print, 1933
NPG x68216

x68217

Ivon Hitchens

by John Somerset Murray
resin print, 1933
NPG x68217

x68218

Ivon Hitchens

by John Somerset Murray
resin print, 1933
NPG x68218

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Ivon Hitchens

by John Somerset Murray
bromide print, 1933
NPG x8512

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Winifred Casson

by John Somerset Murray
gelatin printing-out paper print, 1934
NPG x15478

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Winifred Casson

by John Somerset Murray
gelatin printing-out paper print, 1934
NPG x15479

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Winifred Casson

by John Somerset Murray
gelatin printing-out paper print, 1934
NPG x15480

x68222

Mary Cranford ('Mollie') Hitchens (née Coates)

by John Somerset Murray
resin print, circa 1935
NPG x68222

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