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Paul Tanqueray

(1905-1991), Photographer

Sitter in 8 portraits
Artist associated with 186 portraits
Paul Tanqueray was born on 14 January 1905 in Littlehampton, Sussex. He opened his first studio at 139, High Street, Kensington in 1925. Five years of success in Kensington led to a move to the West End of London at 8, Dover Street. Tanqueray's photographs appeared in The Sketch and The Tatler and most frequently inside and on the cover of Theatre World. During the Second World War Tanqueray worked with the Chelsea Civil Defence and then re-opened his studio at 30, Thurloe Place in South Kensington where he continued to take photographs until his retirement in 1965. In 1983 Tanqueray donated his negative collection of celebrities to the National Portrait Gallery, which joined 67 prints previously given in 1975.

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Sybil Thorndike in 'Granite', by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x26871

Sybil Thorndike in 'Granite'

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1926
NPG x26871

Arthur Foley Winnington-Ingram, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x13309

Arthur Foley Winnington-Ingram

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1926
NPG x13309

Vera Nemchinova (Nemtchinova), by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x21500

Vera Nemchinova (Nemtchinova)

by Paul Tanqueray
bromide print, 1927
NPG x21500

Margaret Bannerman, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x7250

Margaret Bannerman

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1927
NPG x7250

Ivor Novello, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x180058

Ivor Novello

by Paul Tanqueray
whole-plate glass negative, 1928
NPG x180058

Betty Bronson, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x194242

Betty Bronson

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage print, 1928
NPG x194242

Juliette Compton in 'The Scarlet Pimpernel', by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x193444

Juliette Compton in 'The Scarlet Pimpernel'

by Paul Tanqueray
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 17 October 1928
NPG x193444

Ivor Novello, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x88810

Ivor Novello

by Paul Tanqueray
modern bromide print from original negative, 1928
NPG x88810

Tallulah Bankhead, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x7246

Tallulah Bankhead

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1928
NPG x7246

Tallulah Bankhead in 'Her Cardboard Lover', by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x7247

Tallulah Bankhead in 'Her Cardboard Lover'

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1928
NPG x7247

Tallulah Bankhead, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x7248

Tallulah Bankhead

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1928
NPG x7248

Nancy Beaton, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x7252

Nancy Beaton

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1928
NPG x7252

Anna May Wong, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x180036

Anna May Wong

by Paul Tanqueray
whole-plate glass negative, 1929
NPG x180036

Anna May Wong, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x180042

Anna May Wong

by Paul Tanqueray
whole-plate glass negative, 1929
NPG x180042

Dame Peggy Ashcroft, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x180051

Dame Peggy Ashcroft

by Paul Tanqueray
bromide print, 1929
NPG x180051

Deirdre Phyllis Ulrica Balfour (née Hart-Davis), by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x193445

Deirdre Phyllis Ulrica Balfour (née Hart-Davis)

by Paul Tanqueray
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 27 March 1929
NPG x193445

Anna May Wong, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x126211

Anna May Wong

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1929
NPG x126211

Sylvia Leonora (née Brett), Lady Brooke, Ranee of Sarawak, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x180050

Sylvia Leonora (née Brett), Lady Brooke, Ranee of Sarawak

by Paul Tanqueray
half-plate glass negative, 1930
NPG x180050

Ethel Edith Mannin, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x14264

Ethel Edith Mannin

by Paul Tanqueray
gelatin silver print, 1930
NPG x14264

Sylvia (née Hawkes), Lady Ashley, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x180082

Sylvia (née Hawkes), Lady Ashley

by Paul Tanqueray
half-plate glass negative, early 1930s
NPG x180082

Sylvia (née Hawkes), Lady Ashley, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x180081

Sylvia (née Hawkes), Lady Ashley

by Paul Tanqueray
half-plate glass negative, 1930
NPG x180081

Dame Celia Johnson, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x198152

Dame Celia Johnson

by Paul Tanqueray
bromide postcard print, 1930
NPG x198152

Madeleine Carroll, by Paul Tanqueray, published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG x199279

Madeleine Carroll

by Paul Tanqueray, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 1930s
NPG x199279

Dorothy Hyson, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x194498

Dorothy Hyson

by Paul Tanqueray
gelatin silver print, 1930s
NPG x194498

Dorothy Hyson, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x194499

Dorothy Hyson

by Paul Tanqueray
gelatin silver print, 1930s
NPG x194499

Mary Howe (née Curzon), Countess Howe, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x18602

Mary Howe (née Curzon), Countess Howe

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1930
NPG x18602

Ursula Jeans, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x18854

Ursula Jeans

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1930s
NPG x18854

Rose Greville (née Bingham), Countess of Warwick, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x27283

Rose Greville (née Bingham), Countess of Warwick

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1930s
NPG x27283

Mary Howe (née Curzon), Countess Howe, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x75776

Mary Howe (née Curzon), Countess Howe

by Paul Tanqueray
chlorobromide print on cream card mount, 1930
NPG x75776

Charles Sweeny, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x38233

Charles Sweeny

by Paul Tanqueray
bromide print on photographer's card mount, 1930s
NPG x38233

Prince George, Duke of Kent, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x134471

Prince George, Duke of Kent

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1931
NPG x134471

Edna Best; Herbert Marshall, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x180193

Edna Best; Herbert Marshall

by Paul Tanqueray
whole-plate glass negative, 1931
NPG x180193

Paul Tanqueray, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x126168

Paul Tanqueray

by Paul Tanqueray
bromide print, 1931
NPG x126168

Yvonne Arnaud, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x7244

Yvonne Arnaud

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1931
NPG x7244

Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x7255

Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1931
NPG x7255

Fedor Ivanovitch Chaliapin, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x7258

Fedor Ivanovitch Chaliapin

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1931
NPG x7258

Margaret Rawlings (Lady Barlow) as 'Salome', by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x21996

Margaret Rawlings (Lady Barlow) as 'Salome'

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1931
NPG x21996

Elinor Glyn, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x16448

Elinor Glyn

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1931
NPG x16448

Phyllis Konstam; Bunny Austin, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x17232

Phyllis Konstam; Bunny Austin

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1931
NPG x17232

Gertrude Lawrence, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x29700

Gertrude Lawrence

by Paul Tanqueray
modern bromide print from original negative, 1932
NPG x29700

Gertrude Lawrence, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x135854

Gertrude Lawrence

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1932
NPG x135854

Ivor Novello, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x180180

Ivor Novello

by Paul Tanqueray
whole-plate glass negative, 1932
NPG x180180

Ivor Novello, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x180181

Ivor Novello

by Paul Tanqueray
whole-plate glass negative, 1932
NPG x180181

Gertrude Lawrence, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x180223

Gertrude Lawrence

by Paul Tanqueray
half-plate glass negative, 1932
NPG x180223

Anthony Asquith, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x7245

Anthony Asquith

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1932
NPG x7245

Agnes George de Mille, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x13383

Agnes George de Mille

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1932
NPG x13383

John Gielgud, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x15485

John Gielgud

by Paul Tanqueray
bromide print, 1932
NPG x15485

Gertrude Lawrence, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x19916

Gertrude Lawrence

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1932
NPG x19916

Ivor Novello, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x17030

Ivor Novello

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1932
NPG x17030

Lady Bridget Poulett, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x21799

Lady Bridget Poulett

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1932
NPG x21799

Emlyn Williams, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x36430

Emlyn Williams

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1932
NPG x36430

Baba Beaton, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x7251

Baba Beaton

by Paul Tanqueray
bromide print, 1932
NPG x7251

Paul Tanqueray; Ethel Edith Mannin, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x36345

Paul Tanqueray; Ethel Edith Mannin

by Paul Tanqueray
bromide fibre print, 1932
NPG x36345

Nancy Marianne Quennell (née Stallibrass), by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x180254

Nancy Marianne Quennell (née Stallibrass)

by Paul Tanqueray
whole-plate film negative, 1933
NPG x180254

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