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Roald Dahl

(1916-1990), Writer

Sitter in 6 portraits
Roald Dahl is best-known as the author of enduringly popular children's books, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1967), The Witches (1983) and Matilda (1988). He also wrote screenplays and adult fiction.

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Roald Dahl, by Sir Matthew Smith - NPG L255

Roald Dahl

by Sir Matthew Smith
oil on canvas, circa 1944
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L255

Roald Dahl; Patricia Neal, by John Benton-Harris - NPG P789

Roald Dahl; Patricia Neal

by John Benton-Harris
bromide print, July 1976
NPG P789

Roald Dahl, by Dmitri Kasterine - NPG P1325

Roald Dahl

by Dmitri Kasterine
modern bromide print from original negative, 2009, based on a work of 1976
NPG P1325

Patricia Neal; Roald Dahl, by Carl Van Vechten - NPG x194361

Patricia Neal; Roald Dahl

by Carl Van Vechten
bromide press print, 20 April 1954
NPG x194361

Roald Dahl, by Stephen Hyde - NPG x24939

Roald Dahl

by Stephen Hyde
resin print, September 1982
NPG x24939

Roald Dahl, by Jan Baldwin - NPG x125022

Roald Dahl

by Jan Baldwin
cibachrome print, 1989
NPG x125022

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