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Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum)

(1906-1956), Photographer

Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist associated with 90 portraits
Of Jewish Italian ancestry, Baron Sterling Henry Nahum was born in Manchester. He took up documentary film making in 1933, before establishing a photographic studio three years later in London. He was soon portraying the stars of ballet, film and politics and became widely known as a broadcaster and writer on photography. In 1954, whilst in America promoting his book Ballet Encore, Baron was commissioned to photograph Hollywood's female celebrities.

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Princess Anne; Queen Elizabeth II, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG x136408

Princess Anne; Queen Elizabeth II

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 21 October 1950
NPG x136408

Queen Mary; Princess Anne; Queen Elizabeth II; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG x136771

Queen Mary; Princess Anne; Queen Elizabeth II; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 21 October 1950
NPG x136771

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother; Prince Charles, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG x138029

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother; Prince Charles

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 21 October 1950
NPG x138029

Prince Charles; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG x138030

Prince Charles; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 21 October 1950
NPG x138030

Princess Anne; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Charles; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG x138031

Princess Anne; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Charles; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 21 October 1950
NPG x138031

Princess Anne; Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG x138032

Princess Anne; Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 21 October 1950
NPG x138032

Prince Charles; Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Anne; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG x138033

Prince Charles; Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Anne; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, December 1950
NPG x138033

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG x138864

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 1950
NPG x138864

Queen Elizabeth II, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by  James Valentine & Sons Ltd - NPG x138038

Queen Elizabeth II

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by James Valentine & Sons Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1951
NPG x138038

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by  James Valentine & Sons Ltd - NPG x138039

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by James Valentine & Sons Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1951
NPG x138039

Queen Elizabeth II, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG x138064

Queen Elizabeth II

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 1951
NPG x138064

Queen Elizabeth II, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG x138065

Queen Elizabeth II

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 1951
NPG x138065

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by  James Valentine & Sons Ltd - NPG x138868

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by James Valentine & Sons Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1951
NPG x138868

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), for  Camera Press: London: UK - NPG x134727

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), for Camera Press: London: UK
glossy bromide print, 1952
NPG x134727

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by  The Photochrom Co Ltd - NPG x138862

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by The Photochrom Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1952
NPG x138862

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by  The Photochrom Co Ltd - NPG x138863

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by The Photochrom Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1952
NPG x138863

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, after Dorothy Wilding, and  Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum) - NPG x138884

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

after Dorothy Wilding, and Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum)
bromide postcard print, 1952
NPG x138884

Queen Elizabeth II, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), for  Camera Press: London: UK - NPG x131146

Queen Elizabeth II

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), for Camera Press: London: UK
glossy bromide print, 1953
NPG x131146

Queen Elizabeth II, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), for  Camera Press: London: UK - NPG x131147

Queen Elizabeth II

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), for Camera Press: London: UK
glossy bromide print, 1953
NPG x131147

Queen Elizabeth II, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum) - NPG x131148

Queen Elizabeth II

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum)
glossy bromide print, 1953
NPG x131148

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