by Howard Coster
vintage print, 1936
9 1/2 in. x 7 1/4 in. (240 mm x 184 mm)
Given by Estate of Howard Coster, 1959
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Sitterback to top
- Margery Louise Allingham (1904-1966), Crime writer and novelist. Sitter in 48 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Howard Coster (1885-1959), Photographer. Artist associated with 9342 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
This portraitback to top
This was the first image of Allingham to enter the National Portrait Gallery collection in 1959 on the death of the photographer Howard Coster. Nine other poses from this sitting were acquired in 1974 when Coster's negative collection was transferred from the Central Office of Information. Francis Goodman's surviving archive was bequeathed to the gallery on his death in 1989.
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- Pepper, Terence; Strong, Arthur, Howard Coster's Celebrity Portraits, 1985 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 28 June - 8 September 1985), p. 31