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John Gielgud

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John Gielgud, by Carl Van Vechten, 1936 - NPG P504 - © estate of Carl Van Vechten

© estate of Carl Van Vechten

John Gielgud

by Carl Van Vechten
vintage print, 1936
10 in. x 7 1/8 in. (253 mm x 180 mm)
Purchased, 1991
Primary Collection
NPG P504

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  • Sir John Gielgud (1904-2000), Actor and theatre director. Sitter in 120 portraits.

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  • Carl Van Vechten (1880-1964), Critic, novelist and photographer. Artist of 13 portraits.

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Van Vechten had set up as a portrait photographer only three years before photographing Gielgud in New York; previously he had been a crime reporter, music critic and writer of novels.

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