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Cecil Beaton; Stephen Tennant
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cream-toned vintage bromide print, 1927
6 3/8 in. x 4 3/8 in. (162 mm x 111 mm)
Accepted in lieu of tax by H.M. Government and allocated to the Gallery, 1991
- Cecil Beaton (1904-1980), Photographer, designer and writer. Sitter associated with 353 portraits, Artist associated with 1087 portraits.
- Stephen Tennant (1906-1987), Poet, decorator and aesthete. Sitter in 11 portraits.
- Pepper, Terence, Beaton Portraits, 2004 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 5 February to 31 May 2004), p. 14
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