Barbara Bentley (née Hastings)

1 portrait on display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery

Barbara Bentley (née Hastings), by Francis Goodman, 1932 - NPG x68804 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Barbara Bentley (née Hastings)

by Francis Goodman
half-plate film copy negative, 1932
Bequeathed by the estate of Francis Goodman, 1989
Photographs Collection
NPG x68804


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  • Barbara Bentley (née Hastings) (1908-1989), Children's book author; wife of Nicolas Clerihew Bentley; daughter of Sir Patrick Gardiner Hastings. Sitter in 2 portraits.

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  • Francis Goodman (1913-1989), Photographer. Artist of 1247 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.

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Bentley holds a mask she made, part of the revival of the ancient art of theatrical mask-making, which was marked by an exhibition of masks by designer Oliver Messel at London's Claridge Galleries in 1925. Published in The Sketch (15 March 1933).

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