© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Ida Kar Click on the links below to find out more
vintage bromide print, 1944
4 1/4 in. x 3 3/8 in. (108 mm x 85 mm) overall
- Victor Musgrave (1919-1984), Art dealer and collector; founder of Gallery One. Sitter in 36 portraits, Artist of 1 portrait.
- Ida Kar (1908-1974), Photographer. Artist associated with 1537 portraits, Sitter in 136 portraits.
- Place made: Egypt (Cairo, Egypt)
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Art and science
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