Laurie Lee

1 portrait

Laurie Lee, by Ida Kar, 1956 - NPG x88804 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Laurie Lee

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1956
9 3/4 in. x 11 7/4 in. (247 mm x 299 mm)
Purchased, 1999
Photographs Collection
NPG x88804


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  • Ida Kar (1908-1974), Photographer. Artist associated with 1495 portraits, Sitter in 137 portraits.

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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).