© National Portrait Gallery, London
Sir Edward Beckwith Ashmore
by Walter Bird Click on the links below to find out more
bromide print, 19 Janaury 1967
8 1/8 in. x 6 1/8 in. (205 mm x 155 mm)
- Walter Bird (1903-1969), Photographer. Artist associated with 1428 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
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