© National Portrait Gallery, London
Hon. Robert Beauclerk Loder; Dame Margaret Wakehurst
by Bassano Ltd Click on the links below to find out more
whole-plate film negative, 30 January 1937
Given by Bassano & Vandyk Studios, 1974
- Hon. Robert Beauclerk Loder (1934-), Son of Dame Margaret Wakehurst and 2nd Baron Wakehurst. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Dame Margaret Wakehurst (1899-1994), Charity worker; daughter of Sir Charles Tennant, 1st Bt; wife of Sir John de Vere Loder, 2nd Baron Wakehurst. Sitter in 8 portraits.
- Bassano Ltd (active 1901-1962). Artist associated with 42732 portraits.
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