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Vivien Leigh

2 of 135 portraits of Vivien Leigh

Vivien Leigh

by Madame Yevonde
colour dye transfer print, 1936
19 in. x 12 1/2 in. (484 mm x 317 mm) uneven
Purchased, 1999
Primary Collection
NPG P742

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Sitterback to top

  • Vivien Leigh (1913-1967), Actress. Sitter associated with 135 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • Madame Yevonde (1893-1975), Photographer. Artist associated with 319 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.

This portraitback to top

Yevonde was at the peak of her success when this image of Leigh was made. The previous year she had held An Intimate Exhibition: Goddesses and Others at her premises in Berkeley Square. She continued to use the innovative Vivex Carbro colour process fulfilling her own dictum, 'Be original or die' until the outbreak of the Second World War.

Linked publicationsback to top

  • Gibson, Robert; Roberts, Pam, Madame Yevonde: Colour, Fantasy & Myth, 1990 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 20 July - 1 October 1990), p. 63
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 375

Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top