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Sylvia Redding

(1903-1980), Photographer

Artist of 2 portraits

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Roland Penrose, by Sylvia Redding - NPG P360

Roland Penrose

by Sylvia Redding
bromide print, 1940s
NPG P360

Robert Beatty, by Sylvia Redding - NPG x193342

Robert Beatty

by Sylvia Redding
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 15 September 1948
NPG x193342


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Stephen Kirkman

19 November 2019, 09:11

Ethel Sylvia Redding (nee Kirkman) was born 9 November 1903, the daughter of Roland Devitt Kirkman and Ethel Agnes Allen. Roland Devitt Kirkman was descended from the famous house of Kirkman, the harpsichord and piano makers of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Sylvia, as she preferred to be known, married Cecil James Redding (1903-1965), a mining engineer, on 21 May 1938 in Kensington.
During the second world war Sylvia had been an air raid warden (1939 special census register).
I believe she had also been an assistant photographer at Vogue and took photos with Cecil Beaton (but that is to be verified).

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