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colour dye transfer print, 1978
11 5/8 in. x 17 1/2 in. (296 mm x 445 mm)
Given by The Sunday Times, 1980
- George Harrison (1943-2001), Musician; member of The Beatles. Sitter in 51 portraits.
- Arnold Newman (1918-2006), Photographer. Artist of 62 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
George Harrison was photographed by the eminent American photographer, Arnold Newman, in the recording studio of his Henley mansion. The portrait is from a series entitled 'The Great British' commissioned by The Sunday Times for the Gallery.
- Perry, George, The Great British: Photographs by Arnold Newman, 1979 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 30 November 1979 - 11 May 1980), p. 85
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