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Robert Graves

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Robert Graves, by Daniel Farson, published 9 January 1954 - NPG x25199 - © estate of Daniel Farson / National Portrait Gallery, London

© estate of Daniel Farson / National Portrait Gallery, London

Robert Graves

by Daniel Farson
glossy bromide print, published 9 January 1954
8 1/4 in. x 7 1/2 in. (210 mm x 192 mm) image size
Purchased, 1986
Photographs Collection
NPG x25199


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  • Daniel Farson (1927-1997), Photographer and writer. Artist of 47 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.

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Farson visited the poet, novelist and critic in his hometown of Deià, Majorca, where he had first moved in 1929. On commission for Picture Post, Farson was accompanied by the writer Robert Kee, whose resignation from the magazine resulted in the article being written by Graves' daughter. The author of I, Claudius (1935) is described as the 'Picasso among writers' on the publication of The Nazarene Gospel. Despite several misunderstandings during his stay, Farson recalled, 'no one could fail to photograph that impressive head successfully'.
'Graves Remakes the Gospels', Picture Post, 9 January 1954

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