Alfred Hitchcock

1 portrait of Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock

by Irving Penn
vintage bromide print, 1947
9 5/8 in. x 7 5/8 in. (244 mm x 194 mm)
Purchased, 1994
Primary Collection
NPG P593


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  • Irving Penn (1917-2009), Photographer. Artist of 29 portraits.

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Irving Penn's photograph of Alfred Hitchcock was taken in 1947 and published in American Vogue on 15 February 1948. It is a fine, cool and dispassionate image of the great master of suspense, showing him, as often in Penn's photographs, sitting nowhere, perched on a pile of industrial carpet and only half-concentrating on the camera.

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