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Henry Williamson

(1895-1977), Writer and journalist

Sitter in 6 portraits
The writer of numerous animal stories, Williamson was the author of Tarka the Otter (1927), a tale not written for children but one that rapidly became a children's classic. His prolific output includes Salar the Salmon (1935) and The Children of Shallowford (1939). Deeply affected by serving in the First World War, he became a Mosleyite in the 1930's. In the 1960s Dan Farson was his neighbour in North Devon.

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Henry Williamson, by Edward Brian Seago - NPG 5713

Henry Williamson

by Edward Brian Seago
oil on canvas, 1942
NPG 5713

Henry Williamson, by Daniel Farson - NPG x22193

Henry Williamson

by Daniel Farson
bromide print, 1950s
NPG x22193

Henry Williamson, by Mark Gerson - NPG x88241

Henry Williamson

by Mark Gerson
cibachrome print from original transparency, August 1970
NPG x88241

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Henry Williamson

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print
NPG x91795

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