20 of 34 portraits of Iris Murdoch
by Michael Peto
modern bromide print from an 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
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Sitterback to top
- Dame (Jean) Iris Murdoch (1919-1999), Novelist and philosopher. Sitter in 34 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Michael Peto (1908-1970), Photojournalist. Artist of 22 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
This portraitback to top
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.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Michael Peto Photographs: Mandela to McCartney (17 September 2013 - 1 June 2014)