by Christian BÃ©rard
oil on canvas, 1937
28 3/4 in. x 39 3/8 in. (730 mm x 1000 mm)
Bequeathed by Sir Cecil Beaton, 1980
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- Cecil Beaton (1904-1980), Photographer, designer and writer. Sitter associated with 347 portraits, Artist associated with 1078 portraits.
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Beaton is seen here in a startlingly modern portrait by the French theatre and film designer, with a further mysterious figure as a compositional device.
Exhibitions and displays
- Photograph of the Month
Until 31 August
- Lunchtime Lecture: Something of me’ – Portraits of Cecil Beaton
20 November, 13:15