7 of 43 portraits of W.H. Auden
by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1972
13 3/8 in. x 10 1/2 in. (339 mm x 268 mm)
Given by the photographer, Yousuf Karsh, 1991
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Artistback to top
- Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002), Photographer. Artist associated with 155 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
This portraitback to top
Photographed in the garden of Stephen Spender's house. Early in 1972, Auden was offered an honorary studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, with a cottage in the college grounds. However he was unwell and unhappy there. Auden died of heart failure in Vienna, on his journey back to Oxford after a summer in Austria. His last poems were published posthumously as Thank you, Fog (1974).
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 23
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, London (garden, Stephen Spender's home, Loudoun Road, St John's Wood, London)