by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1956
9 3/4 in. x 11 7/4 in. (247 mm x 299 mm)
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Sitterback to top
- Laurence Edward Alan ('Laurie') Lee (1914-1997), Poet and prose writer. Sitter in 15 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Ida Kar (1908-1974), Photographer. Artist associated with 1530 portraits, Sitter in 136 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Kar photographed Lee at his Chelsea flat a year after the publication of A Rose for Winter (1955), an account of a period spent in Spain with his wife Kathy Polge. The following year, the Hogarth Press paid Lee a £500 advance for his most acclaimed autobiographical work,
Cider with Rosie (1959).
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- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, London (the sitter's home, Chelsea, London)