Search the Collection

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.

Tell us More

List Thumbnail

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by  James Valentine & Sons Ltd - NPG x138866

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by James Valentine & Sons Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1953
NPG x138866

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by  James Valentine & Sons Ltd - NPG x138867

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by James Valentine & Sons Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1953
NPG x138867

Augustus John, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), for  Camera Press: London: UK - NPG x139593

Augustus John

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), for Camera Press: London: UK
bromide print, 1953
NPG x139593

Sir Alfred James Munnings, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum) - NPG x21456

Sir Alfred James Munnings

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum)
bromide print, 1954
NPG x21456

Vasco Lazzolo, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum) - NPG x193455

Vasco Lazzolo

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum)
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 8 December 1954
NPG x193455

Sir Gerald Kelly, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum) - NPG x193456

Sir Gerald Kelly

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum)
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 17 November 1954
NPG x193456

Cecil Beaton, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum) - NPG x40455

Cecil Beaton

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum)
toned vintage bromide print, 1954
NPG x40455

Queen Elizabeth II, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum) - NPG x132904

Queen Elizabeth II

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum)
glossy bromide print, 1956
NPG x132904

Queen Elizabeth II, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by  The Photochrom Co Ltd - NPG x138067

Queen Elizabeth II

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by The Photochrom Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1956
NPG x138067

Sir William Turner Walton, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum) - NPG x27250

Sir William Turner Walton

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum)
bromide print
NPG x27250

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Léonide Massine

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum)
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 25 September 1946
NPG x137539

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Hugh Laing (né Hugh Skinner) as Romeo and Nora Kaye as Juliet in 'Romeo and Juliet'

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum)
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 28 August 1946
NPG x193321

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Lucinda March Glyn (née Haywood); Lady Marguerite Rose Tangye (née Bligh); Gareth Peter Haywood

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum)
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 4 September 1946
NPG x193322

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Constant Lambert

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum)
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 11 September 1946
NPG x193325

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Sally Gray (Constance Vera (née Stevens), Lady Oranmore and Browne)

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum)
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 31 December 1947
NPG x193333

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Margot Fonteyn

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum)
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 21 July 1948
NPG x137537

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Moira Shearer

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum)
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 19 January 1949
NPG x193345

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

John Loader Maffey, 1st Baron Rugby

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum)
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 16 March 1949
NPG x193348

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Dame (Olga Maria) Elisabeth Friederike Schwarzkopf as Susanna in 'Figaro'

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum)
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 11 May 1949
NPG x193352

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Margot Fonteyn

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum)
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 18 May 1949
NPG x193354

Tell us more back to top

Can you tell us more about this person? Spotted an error, information that is missing (a sitter’s life dates, occupation or family relationships, or a date of portrait for example) or do you know anything that we don't know? If you have information to share please complete the form below.

If you require information from us, please use our Archive enquiry service. If you wish to license an image, please use our Rights and Images service.

Please note that we cannot provide valuations.

We digitise over 8,000 portraits a year and we cannot guarantee being able to digitise images that are not already scheduled.

What can you tell us?close

There are occasions when we are unsure of the identity of a sitter or artist, their life dates, occupation or have not recorded their family relationships. Sometimes we have not recorded the date of a portrait. Do you have specialist knowledge or a particular interest about any aspect of the portrait or sitter or artist that you can share with us? We would welcome any information that adds to and enhances our information and understanding about a particular portrait, sitter or artist.

Citationclose

How do you know this? Please could you let us know your source of information.

* Permission to publish (Privacy information)
Privacy Informationclose

The National Portrait Gallery will NOT use your information to contact you or store for any other purpose than to investigate or display your contribution. By ticking permission to publish you are indicating your agreement for your contribution to be shown on this collection item page. Please note your email address will not be displayed on the page nor will it be used for any marketing material or promotion of any kind.

Please ensure your comments are relevant and appropriate. Your contributions must be polite and with no intention of causing trouble. All contributions are moderated.

Your Emailclose

Contributions are moderated. We'll need your email address so that we can follow up on the information provided and contact you to let you know when your contribution has been published.