1 of 9 portraits of Richard Burton
by Daniel Farson
bromide print, 1953
10 1/8 in. x 9 1/4 in. (257 mm x 235 mm)
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Artistback to top
- Daniel Farson (1927-1997), Photographer and writer. Artist of 47 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Working as a freelancer for Harper's Bazaar, Farson accompanied critic Kenneth Tynan to the Edinburgh Festival to photograph Richard Burton who was appearing in Hamlet. This was Burton's debut as the lead in the Old Vic Company production, starring opposite Claire Bloom. The Welsh-born actor became renowned for his Shakespearean roles before starring in numerous Hollywood films.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 92
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Famous in the Fifties: Photographs by Daniel Farson (19 April 2012 - 16 September 2012)