© National Portrait Gallery, London
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colour print, 1986
4 in. x 5 in. (102 mm x 126 mm)
Given by Sidney Buckland, 2001
- Winifred Radford (1901-1993), Singer and teacher of singing. Sitter in 28 portraits.
Photographed with the portrait of her by Meredith Frampton. The portrait by Frampton was commissioned by Radford's husband, Douglas Illingworth, a year after their marriage and was exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1921.
- NPG 6397: Winifred Radford (appears within the portrait)
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