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Paul Tanqueray (1905-1991), Photographer

Sitter in 8 portraits
Artist of 168 portraits
Paul Tanqueray was born on 14 January 1905 in Littlehampton, Sussex. He opened his first studio at 139, High Street, Kensington in 1925. Five years of success in Kensington led to a move to the West End of London at 8, Dover Street. Tanqueray's photographs appeared in The Sketch and The Tatler and most frequently inside and on the cover of Theatre World. During the Second World War Tanqueray worked with the Chelsea Civil Defence and then re-opened his studio at 30, Thurloe Place in South Kensington where he continued to take photographs until his retirement in 1965. In 1983 Tanqueray donated his negative collection of celebrities to the National Portrait Gallery, which joined 67 prints previously given in 1975.

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x134471

Prince George, Duke of Kent

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1920s
NPG x134471

x194242

Betty Bronson

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage print, 1920s
NPG x194242

x26871

Dame Sybil Thorndike in 'Granite'

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1926
NPG x26871

x13309

Arthur Foley Winnington-Ingram

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1926
NPG x13309

x21500

Vera Nemchinova (Nemtchinova)

by Paul Tanqueray
bromide print, 1927
NPG x21500

x7250

Margaret Bannerman

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1927
NPG x7250

x19907

Frank Lawton as Woodley in 'Young Woodley'

by Paul Tanqueray
bromide print, 1928
NPG x19907

x180058

Ivor Novello

by Paul Tanqueray
whole-plate glass negative, 1928
NPG x180058

x88810

Ivor Novello

by Paul Tanqueray
modern bromide print from original negative, 1928
NPG x88810

x7246

Tallulah Bankhead

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1928
NPG x7246

x7247

Tallulah Bankhead in 'Her Cardboard Lover'

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1928
NPG x7247

x7248

Tallulah Bankhead

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1928
NPG x7248

x7252

Nancy Beaton

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1928
NPG x7252

x180036

Anna May Wong

by Paul Tanqueray
whole-plate glass negative, 1929
NPG x180036

x180042

Anna May Wong

by Paul Tanqueray
whole-plate glass negative, 1929
NPG x180042

x180051

Dame Peggy Ashcroft

by Paul Tanqueray
bromide print, 1929
NPG x180051

x126211

Anna May Wong

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1929-1933
NPG x126211

x180050

Sylvia Leonora (née Brett), Lady Brooke, Ranee of Sarawak

by Paul Tanqueray
half-plate glass negative, 1930
NPG x180050

x180254

Nancy Marianne Quennell (née Stallibrass)

by Paul Tanqueray
whole-plate film negative, early 1930s
NPG x180254

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