© Mark Gerson / National Portrait Gallery, London
by Mark Gerson Click on the links below to find out more
bromide print, 1957
17 in. x 15 in. (432 mm x 380 mm)
- John James Osborne (1929-1994), Playwright, autobiographer and actor. Sitter in 21 portraits.
- Mark Gerson (1921-), Photographer. Artist associated with 276 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Rogers, Malcolm, Camera Portraits, 1989 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 20 October 1989 - 21 January 1990), p. 275
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