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Doris Lessing (1919-2013), Writer

Doris May Lessing

Sitter in 16 portraits
Novelist. Doris Lessing was born in Iran, brought up in Zimbabwe and since 1949 has lived in Britain. Lessing's first novel, The Grass is Singing (1950), was followed by numerous novels and short stories including The Golden Notebook (1962). She was awarded the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature and her most recent publication is Alfred and Emily (2008).

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P823

Doris Lessing

by Lord Snowdon
vintage bromide print, 25 February 1992
NPG P823

6516

Doris Lessing

by Leonard William McComb
oil on canvas, 1999
NPG 6516

6517(1)

Doris Lessing

by Leonard William McComb
pencil, 1999
NPG 6517(1)

6517(2)

Doris Lessing

by Leonard William McComb
oil on canvas, 1999
NPG 6517(2)

x88537

Doris Lessing

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, early 1950s
NPG x88537

x127281

Doris Lessing

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, early 1950s
NPG x127281

x88216

Doris Lessing

by Mark Gerson
modern bromide print, April 1956
NPG x88216

x132971

Doris Lessing

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, late 1950s
NPG x132971

x134001

Doris Lessing

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, late 1950s
NPG x134001

x4062

Doris Lessing

by Roger Mayne
bromide print on card mount, 1959
NPG x4062

x166012

Doris Lessing

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 5 December 1969
NPG x166012

x76517

Doris Lessing

by Marianne Majerus
bromide fibre print, 1984
NPG x76517

x31037

Doris Lessing

by Granville Davies
bromide fibre print, May 1988
NPG x31037

x88071

Doris Lessing

by Ben Murphy
C-type colour print, March 1999
NPG x88071

x138156

Doris May Lessing

by Reme Campos
C-type colour print, Published 20 April 2008
NPG x138156

x17968

Doris Lessing

by Mark Gerson
bromide print, April 1956
NPG x17968