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Sir Richard Branson
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Iris print, 1992
15 1/8 in. x 20 1/2 in. (383 mm x 520 mm)
Given by the photographer, John Swannell, 1998
- John Swannell (1946-), Photographer. Artist of 128 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
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