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Yehudi Menuhin, Baron Menuhin

(1916-1999), Violinist, conductor and philanthropist

Sitter in 45 portraits
Internationally renowned violinist Menuhin was born in New York, and first played with an orchestra at the age of seven. He maintained an international reputation throughout his life, playing with most of the world's major orchestras. During the 1950s Menuhin performed at the Aldeburgh Festival, and Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears joined him for concerts at the Menuhin Festival Gstaad, which he established in 1957. Menuhin also went on to establish the Bath Festival in 1959, and the Yehudi Menuhin School of Music in 1963. In 1968 he performed Britten's Violin Concerto at the Edinburgh Festival.

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Yehudi Menuhin, by Irving Penn - NPG P595

Yehudi Menuhin

by Irving Penn
vintage bromide print, 1948
NPG P595

Yehudi Menuhin, by Ivor Roberts-Jones - NPG 5530

Yehudi Menuhin

by Ivor Roberts-Jones
bronze head, 1967
NPG 5530

Yehudi Menuhin, by Bern Schwartz - NPG P1209

Yehudi Menuhin

by Bern Schwartz
dye transfer print, 14 May 1977
NPG P1209

Yehudi Menuhin, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1900

Yehudi Menuhin

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 15 December 1981
NPG P1900

Yehudi Menuhin, by Myfanwy Pavelic - NPG 5552

Yehudi Menuhin

by Myfanwy Pavelic
oil on canvas, 1982
NPG 5552

Yehudi Menuhin, by Unknown photographer - NPG x20676

Yehudi Menuhin

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, circa 1930
NPG x20676

Yehudi Menuhin, by Baron George Hoyningen-Huene - NPG x193431

Yehudi Menuhin

by Baron George Hoyningen-Huene
halftone reproduction tear sheet, December 1932
NPG x193431

Yehudi Menuhin, by Edward Malindine, published by  Daily Herald - NPG x131117

Yehudi Menuhin

by Edward Malindine, published by Daily Herald
modern bromide print from original negative, 8 December 1933
NPG x131117

Yaltah Menuhin; Hephzibah Menuhin; Yehudi Menuhin, by Lusha Nelson - NPG x193432

Yaltah Menuhin; Hephzibah Menuhin; Yehudi Menuhin

by Lusha Nelson
halftone reproduction tear sheet, March 1935
NPG x193432

Marcel Ciampi, Hephzibah Menuhin, Yehudi Menuhin and Yaltah Menuhin, by Edward Malindine, for  Daily Herald - NPG x131122

Marcel Ciampi, Hephzibah Menuhin, Yehudi Menuhin and Yaltah Menuhin

by Edward Malindine, for Daily Herald
modern bromide print from original negative, 13 January 1936
NPG x131122

Marcel Ciampi, Hephzibah Menuhin, Yehudi Menuhin, Marutha Menuhin (née Sher) and Yaltah Menuhin, by Edward Malindine, for  Daily Herald - NPG x131123

Marcel Ciampi, Hephzibah Menuhin, Yehudi Menuhin, Marutha Menuhin (née Sher) and Yaltah Menuhin

by Edward Malindine, for Daily Herald
modern bromide print from original negative, 13 January 1936
NPG x131123

Yehudi Menuhin, by Lucien Aigner - NPG x23461

Yehudi Menuhin

by Lucien Aigner
bromide print, 1940
NPG x23461

Yehudi Menuhin, by Lucien Aigner - NPG x23460

Yehudi Menuhin

by Lucien Aigner
bromide print, 1940
NPG x23460

Yehudi Menuhin and Gerald Moore, by Georges Maiteny - NPG x36177

Yehudi Menuhin and Gerald Moore

by Georges Maiteny
bromide print, 1950s
NPG x36177

Yehudi Menuhin, by Howard Coster - NPG x2027

Yehudi Menuhin

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1956
NPG x2027

Yehudi Menuhin, by Howard Coster - NPG x2024

Yehudi Menuhin

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1956
NPG x2024

Yehudi Menuhin, by Howard Coster - NPG x2025

Yehudi Menuhin

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1956
NPG x2025

Yehudi Menuhin, by Howard Coster - NPG x2026

Yehudi Menuhin

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1956
NPG x2026

Yehudi Menuhin, by Howard Coster - NPG x2028

Yehudi Menuhin

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1956
NPG x2028

Yehudi Menuhin, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x35407

Yehudi Menuhin

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print on tissue and card mount, 1956
NPG x35407

Yehudi Menuhin, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x21328

Yehudi Menuhin

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 1956
NPG x21328

Yehudi Menuhin, by Madame Yevonde - NPG x131745

Yehudi Menuhin

by Madame Yevonde
black and white reprint on card mount, circa 1957
NPG x131745

Yehudi Menuhin; Diana Menuhin (née Gould), by Madame Yevonde - NPG x131746

Yehudi Menuhin; Diana Menuhin (née Gould)

by Madame Yevonde
black and white reprint on card mount, circa 1957
NPG x131746

Yehudi Menuhin, by Madame Yevonde - NPG x182386

Yehudi Menuhin

by Madame Yevonde
bromide press print, circa 1957
NPG x182386

Yehudi Menuhin and (Edward) Benjamin Britten, by Kurt Hutton (Kurt Hubschman) - NPG x15235

Yehudi Menuhin and (Edward) Benjamin Britten

by Kurt Hutton (Kurt Hubschman)
bromide print, 1958
NPG x15235

Yehudi Menuhin and (Edward) Benjamin Britten, by Kurt Hutton (Kurt Hubschman) - NPG x15236

Yehudi Menuhin and (Edward) Benjamin Britten

by Kurt Hutton (Kurt Hubschman)
bromide print, 1958
NPG x15236

Yehudi Menuhin, by Lotte Meitner-Graf - NPG x136834

Yehudi Menuhin

by Lotte Meitner-Graf
bromide print, circa 1963
NPG x136834

Yehudi Menuhin; David Oistrakh, by Michael Peto - NPG x138052

Yehudi Menuhin; David Oistrakh

by Michael Peto
modern bromide print from original negative, September 1963
NPG x138052

Yehudi Menuhin, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x165663

Yehudi Menuhin

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 10 January 1968
NPG x165663

Sir Adrian Boult; Yehudi Menuhin, by Fox Photos Ltd - NPG x184255

Sir Adrian Boult; Yehudi Menuhin

by Fox Photos Ltd
bromide press print, 8 April 1969
NPG x184255

Yehudi Menuhin, by Roger Perry - NPG x131680

Yehudi Menuhin

by Roger Perry
bromide fibre print, 1970s
NPG x131680

Yehudi Menuhin, by Press Association Photos - NPG x184081

Yehudi Menuhin

by Press Association Photos
bromide press print, April 1976
NPG x184081

Yehudi Menuhin, by Olivier Laffely - NPG x35295

Yehudi Menuhin

by Olivier Laffely
bromide print in window mount, 1989
NPG x35295

Yehudi Menuhin, after DeBellis - NPG D38369

Yehudi Menuhin

after DeBellis
offset lithograph, early 1930s
NPG D38369

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Yehudi Menuhin

by Gordon Anthony
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 8 September 1948
NPG x137542

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Yehudi Menuhin

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1956
NPG x29485

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Yehudi Menuhin

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1956
NPG x29486

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Yehudi Menuhin

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1956
NPG x29487

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Yehudi Menuhin

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1956
NPG x29488

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Yehudi Menuhin

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1956
NPG x29489

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