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Arthur Ransome

(1884-1967), Journalist and author

Arthur Michell Ransome

Sitter in 15 portraits
Ransome began writing children's stories at the turn of the century. Escaping from an unhappy first marriage, he worked as a foreign correspondent in Russia during the First World War and the Russian Revolution. There he met Trotsky's secretary, Evgenia Shelepin whom he eventually married. In 1929 he gave up journalism to write Swallows and Amazons, the first in a series of twelve books featuring the Walker children.

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Arthur Ransome, by Howard Coster - NPG x12267

Arthur Ransome

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1932
NPG x12267

Arthur Ransome, by Howard Coster - NPG x12270

Arthur Ransome

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1932
NPG x12270

Arthur Ransome, by John Gay - NPG x126503

Arthur Ransome

by John Gay
vintage glossy bromide print, 1949
NPG x126503

Arthur Ransome, by John Gay - NPG x126504

Arthur Ransome

by John Gay
vintage glossy bromide print, 1949
NPG x126504

Arthur Ransome, by Robert Lutyens - NPG D32983

Arthur Ransome

by Robert Lutyens
ferro-gelatine print, published 1962 (1961)
NPG D32983

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Arthur Ransome

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1932
NPG x12268

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Arthur Ransome

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1932
NPG x12269

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Arthur Ransome

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1932
NPG x12271

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Arthur Ransome

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1932
NPG x12272

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Arthur Ransome

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1932
NPG x12273

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Arthur Ransome

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1932
NPG x12274

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Arthur Ransome

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1932
NPG x12275

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Arthur Ransome

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1932
NPG x12276

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Arthur Ransome

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1932
NPG x12277

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Arthur Ransome

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1932
NPG x12278

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