Iris Murdoch

1 portrait of Iris Murdoch

Iris Murdoch, by Michael Peto, June 1962 - NPG x137675 - © University of Dundee The Peto Collection

© University of Dundee The Peto Collection

Iris Murdoch

by Michael Peto
modern bromide print from original negative, June 1962
12 7/8 in. x 12 7/8 in. (327 mm x 328 mm) image size
Given by University of Dundee - Michael Peto Collection, 2013
Photographs Collection
NPG x137675

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  • Michael Peto (1908-1970), Photojournalist. Artist of 22 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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Peto photographed Murdoch for a profile in the Observer Weekend Review (17 June 1962), which coincided with the publication of her sixth novel An Unofficial Rose (1962). Acknowledging Murdoch's growing reputation as 'the best novelist of her generation' the article's far-ranging topics included her active war work, politics, and the thematic and technical conflicts in her work.

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