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Nicolai Poliakoff (Poliakovs) ('Coco the Clown')

1 of 3 portraits of Nicolai Poliakoff (Poliakovs) ('Coco the Clown')

Nicolai Poliakoff (Poliakovs) ('Coco the Clown'), by Humphrey Spender, 1935 - NPG x14703 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Nicolai Poliakoff (Poliakovs) ('Coco the Clown')

by Humphrey Spender
bromide print, 1935
9 7/8 in. x 6 5/8 in. (252 mm x 168 mm)
Purchased, 1981
Photographs Collection
NPG x14703


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  • Humphrey Spender (1910-2005), Photographer, artist and designer. Artist of 15 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.

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The portrait of Nickolai Polakovs, the original 'Coco the Clown', was commissioned by Harper's Bazaar in 1935 as part of feature on Bertram Mills Circus.

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