by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1958
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- William Somerset Maugham (1874-1965), Novelist, playwright and spy. Sitter associated with 113 portraits.
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- Ida Kar (1908-1974), Photographer. Artist associated with 1495 portraits, Sitter in 137 portraits.
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Kar photographed Maugham at the Dorchester hotel on a visit to London from his home on the French Riviera. His essays on Goethe, Chekhov, Henry James and Katherine Mansfield were published in Points of View in the year this photograph was taken.