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John Gielgud; Sir Ralph David Richardson

7 of 119 portraits of John Gielgud

John Gielgud; Sir Ralph David Richardson

by Arnold Newman
bromide print, 1978
11 3/8 in. x 12 3/8 in. (289 mm x 314 mm)
Given by The Sunday Times, 1980
Primary Collection
NPG P150(41)

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  • Arnold Newman (1918-2006), Photographer. Artist of 62 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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Gielgud and Richardson were photographed by Newman as part of a project for an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, The Great British. Newman had wanted to photograph the two actors since seeing them together in Pinter's No Man's Land in 1975. The photograph was taken in an alleyway at the side of the Duke of York's Theatre following a convivial lunch at the Garrick Club.

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  • 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. 67
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 245