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Joseph Conrad

6 of 23 portraits by James Craig Annan

Joseph Conrad, by James Craig Annan, 1923 - NPG P1130 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Joseph Conrad

by James Craig Annan
chlorobromide print, 1923
5 3/8 in. x 3 7/8 in. (137 mm x 99 mm)
Purchased with help from the Dame Helen Gardner Bequest, 2007
Primary Collection
NPG P1130


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When Conrad visited the United States in 1923, he was one of the most famous living authors writing in the English language. When he arrived, he was confronted by press photographers: 'to be aimed at by forty cameras held by forty men that look as if they came in droves is a nerve-shattering experience'. Annan is one of the great artist-photographers of the early twentieth century.

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