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James Joyce

7 of 7 portraits of James Joyce

James Joyce

by Berenice Abbott
vintage bromide print, 1926
7 7/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (200 mm x 251 mm)
Purchased, 1995
Primary Collection
NPG P610


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  • James Joyce (1882-1941), Novelist, poet and playwright. Sitter in 7 portraits.

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This is one of two photographs of him by Abbott in the NPG collection, showing him in Paris. Since the 1910s Joyce had suffered from eye trouble; he had in all 11 operations on his eyes and at the time of this photograph was blind in his left eye.

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