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Paul Tanqueray

(1905-1991), Photographer

Sitter in 8 portraits
Artist associated with 179 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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Dame Sybil Thorndike in 'Granite', by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x26871

Dame Sybil Thorndike in 'Granite'

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1926
NPG x26871

Arthur Foley Winnington-Ingram, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x13309

Arthur Foley Winnington-Ingram

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1926
NPG x13309

Vera Nemchinova (Nemtchinova), by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x21500

Vera Nemchinova (Nemtchinova)

by Paul Tanqueray
bromide print, 1927
NPG x21500

Margaret Bannerman, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x7250

Margaret Bannerman

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1927
NPG x7250

Frank Lawton as Woodley in 'Young Woodley', by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x19907

Frank Lawton as Woodley in 'Young Woodley'

by Paul Tanqueray
bromide print, 1928
NPG x19907

Ivor Novello, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x180058

Ivor Novello

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

Betty Bronson, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x194242

Betty Bronson

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage print, 1928
NPG x194242

Juliette Compton in 'The Scarlet Pimpernel', by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x193444

Juliette Compton in 'The Scarlet Pimpernel'

by Paul Tanqueray
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 17 October 1928
NPG x193444

Ivor Novello, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x88810

Ivor Novello

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

Tallulah Bankhead, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x7246

Tallulah Bankhead

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1928
NPG x7246

Tallulah Bankhead in 'Her Cardboard Lover', by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x7247

Tallulah Bankhead in 'Her Cardboard Lover'

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1928
NPG x7247

Tallulah Bankhead, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x7248

Tallulah Bankhead

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1928
NPG x7248

Nancy Beaton, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x7252

Nancy Beaton

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1928
NPG x7252

Anna May Wong, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x180036

Anna May Wong

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

Anna May Wong, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x180042

Anna May Wong

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

Dame Peggy Ashcroft, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x180051

Dame Peggy Ashcroft

by Paul Tanqueray
bromide print, 1929
NPG x180051

Deirdre Phyllis Ulrica Balfour (née Hart-Davis), by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x193445

Deirdre Phyllis Ulrica Balfour (née Hart-Davis)

by Paul Tanqueray
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 27 March 1929
NPG x193445

Elizabeth Vidmer (née Brooke) ('Princess Pearl'); Sylvia Leonora (née Brett), Lady Brooke, Ranee of Sarawak, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x193446

Elizabeth Vidmer (née Brooke) ('Princess Pearl'); Sylvia Leonora (née Brett), Lady Brooke, Ranee of Sarawak

by Paul Tanqueray
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 27 November 1929
NPG x193446

Anna May Wong, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x126211

Anna May Wong

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1929
NPG x126211

Sylvia Leonora (née Brett), Lady Brooke, Ranee of Sarawak, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x180050

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

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

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