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Godfrey Argent

(1937-2006), Photographer

Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist associated with 799 portraits
Argent began his photographic career while serving with the Household Cavalry; he subsequently became a royal photographer, taking portraits of, among others, the Prince of Wales at eighteen and Princess Anne at sixteen. In 1967, having purchased the business of portraitist Walter Bird, Argent was appointed as the official photographer for the National Photographic Record at the National Portrait Gallery. He was also the official photographer for the Royal Society and had a long-running assignment to produce portraits of the stars of The Mousetrap as the cast changed. A Godfrey Argent award to promote the careers of young photographers was set up in 2007.

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Malcolm Muggeridge, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x21433

Malcolm Muggeridge

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 1950s
NPG x21433

Sir Barnes Wallis, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x185890

Sir Barnes Wallis

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 1963
NPG x185890

Walter Bird, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x165813

Walter Bird

by Godfrey Argent
modern bromide print from original negative, 1966
NPG x165813

Morys George Lyndhurst Bruce, 4th Baron Aberdare, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x163390

Morys George Lyndhurst Bruce, 4th Baron Aberdare

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 13 December 1967
NPG x163390

Leo Abse, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x163400

Leo Abse

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 13 December 1967
NPG x163400

Sir Edward Beddington-Behrens, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x164001

Sir Edward Beddington-Behrens

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 2 November 1967
NPG x164001

Sir John Alec Biggs-Davison, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x165185

Sir John Alec Biggs-Davison

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 8 December 1967
NPG x165185

Sir (Francis) James Bowes-Lyon, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x165404

Sir (Francis) James Bowes-Lyon

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 17 November 1967
NPG x165404

Peter Edward Moore Bradley, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x165450

Peter Edward Moore Bradley

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 23 November 1967
NPG x165450

Sir Alexander Grigor ('Alick') Jeans, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x165999

Sir Alexander Grigor ('Alick') Jeans

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 13 December 1967
NPG x165999

Sir (Edward) Humphrey Browne, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x4740

Sir (Edward) Humphrey Browne

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 4 December 1967
NPG x4740

Sir Patrick Reginald Evelyn Browne, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x4741

Sir Patrick Reginald Evelyn Browne

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 22 November 1967
NPG x4741

Learie Constantine, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x21932

Learie Constantine

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 1 November 1967
NPG x21932

Sir Thomas Percival Creed, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x7021

Sir Thomas Percival Creed

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 1 November 1967
NPG x7021

Sir William Haley, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x17227

Sir William Haley

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 9 November 1967
NPG x17227

Denis Herbert Howell, Baron Howell, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x18603

Denis Herbert Howell, Baron Howell

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 7 December 1967
NPG x18603

Ian Murray Hurrell, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x18683

Ian Murray Hurrell

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 24 November 1967
NPG x18683

Sir Julian Huxley, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x12108

Sir Julian Huxley

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 22 November 1967
NPG x12108

Sir Arthur James Irvine, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x18687

Sir Arthur James Irvine

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 23 November 1967
NPG x18687

William Godfrey Fothergill Jackson, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x166126

William Godfrey Fothergill Jackson

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 2 November 1967
NPG x166126

Sir (John) Anthony Kershaw, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x19120

Sir (John) Anthony Kershaw

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 16 November 1967
NPG x19120

Arthur William George Patrick Hay, 15th Earl of Kinnoull, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x19153

Arthur William George Patrick Hay, 15th Earl of Kinnoull

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 8 November 1967
NPG x19153

David Walter Kirke, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x166127

David Walter Kirke

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 1 November 1967
NPG x166127

Henry Anthony Lascelles, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x29216

Henry Anthony Lascelles

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 6 November 1967
NPG x29216

Sir Oliver William Hargreaves Leese, 3rd Bt, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x166128

Sir Oliver William Hargreaves Leese, 3rd Bt

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 28 November 1967
NPG x166128

Sir (Basil) John Mason, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x29290

Sir (Basil) John Mason

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 17 November 1967
NPG x29290

Sir Harry Work Melville, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x166129

Sir Harry Work Melville

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 7 November 1967
NPG x166129

Frederick William Mulley, Baron Mulley, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x166130

Frederick William Mulley, Baron Mulley

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 30 November 1967
NPG x166130

Sir George Reginald Pope, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x166131

Sir George Reginald Pope

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 1 November 1967
NPG x166131

Sir (Abraham) Jeremy Raisman, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x166132

Sir (Abraham) Jeremy Raisman

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 3 November 1967
NPG x166132

Joseph Kenneth Shepheard, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x166133

Joseph Kenneth Shepheard

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 9 November 1967
NPG x166133

Humphrey Trevelyan, Baron Trevelyan, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x35269

Humphrey Trevelyan, Baron Trevelyan

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 29 December 1967
NPG x35269

Humphrey Trevelyan, Baron Trevelyan, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x166135

Humphrey Trevelyan, Baron Trevelyan

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 29 December 1967
NPG x166135

Sir (Charles) Geoffrey Vickers, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x88101

Sir (Charles) Geoffrey Vickers

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 24 November 1967
NPG x88101

Sir Barnes Wallis, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x15123

Sir Barnes Wallis

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 16 November 1967
NPG x15123

Sir Harold Augustus Wernher, 3rd Bt, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x166136

Sir Harold Augustus Wernher, 3rd Bt

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 28 November 1967
NPG x166136

(Percival) Ross Wheatley, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x166137

(Percival) Ross Wheatley

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 7 November 1967
NPG x166137

Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x163248

Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 7 December 1968
NPG x163248

Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x163249

Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 7 December 1968
NPG x163249

Dame Lucy Stuart Sutherland, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x163359

Dame Lucy Stuart Sutherland

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 23 April 1968
NPG x163359

Cuthbert James McCall ('Cub') Alport, Baron Alport, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x163578

Cuthbert James McCall ('Cub') Alport, Baron Alport

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 29 May 1968
NPG x163578

Peter William Beckwith Ashmore, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x163745

Peter William Beckwith Ashmore

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 25 March 1968
NPG x163745

Arthur Askey, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x163752

Arthur Askey

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 12 March 1968
NPG x163752

Sir Felix Edward Aylmer, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x163795

Sir Felix Edward Aylmer

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 14 February 1968
NPG x163795

Sir Geoffrey Harding Baker, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x163831

Sir Geoffrey Harding Baker

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 16 December 1968
NPG x163831

Sir Roger Bannister, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x163872

Sir Roger Bannister

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 30 April 1968
NPG x163872

Tim Beaumont, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x163988

Tim Beaumont

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 10 January 1968
NPG x163988

Denis Arthur Beckett, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x163996

Denis Arthur Beckett

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 26 November 1968
NPG x163996

John Robert Russell, 13th Duke of Bedford, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x164006

John Robert Russell, 13th Duke of Bedford

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 6 August 1968
NPG x164006

John Robert Russell, 13th Duke of Bedford, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x164007

John Robert Russell, 13th Duke of Bedford

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 6 August 1968
NPG x164007

Sir Frederic Mackarness Bennett, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x165026

Sir Frederic Mackarness Bennett

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 27 June 1968
NPG x165026

Sir John Betjeman, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x165061

Sir John Betjeman

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 17 January 1968
NPG x165061

Sir Eric Grant Yarrow, 3rd Bt, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x165258

Sir Eric Grant Yarrow, 3rd Bt

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 12 December 1968
NPG x165258

Peter Blake, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x165308

Peter Blake

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 13 March 1968
NPG x165308

Mark Raymond Bonham-Carter, Baron Bonham-Carter, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x165338

Mark Raymond Bonham-Carter, Baron Bonham-Carter

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 2 July 1968
NPG x165338

Sir Clive Bossom, 2nd Bt, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x165344

Sir Clive Bossom, 2nd Bt

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 17 October 1968
NPG x165344

Sir John Smith Knox Boyd, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x165418

Sir John Smith Knox Boyd

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 24 June 1968
NPG x165418

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