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Dame Daphne Du Maurier

(1907-1989), Writer

Sitter in 22 portraits
Educated at home, Daphne Du Maurier came from a distinguished literary and artistic family. After publishing her first novel The Loving Spirit (1931), she married Sir Frederick 'Boy' Browning, and the couple had three children. The novels Jamaica Inn (1936) and Rebecca (1938), won her a large reading public. Her books fall into two genres; historical romance and contemporary suspense, and were often inspired by Cornwall, where she lived. Many of Du Maurier's novels became celebrated films, including The Birds (1963) and Don't Look Now (1973), which were adapted from her short stories.

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Muriel Beaumont', Lady Du Maurier; Angela Du Maurier; Daphne Du Maurier, by Rita Martin, published by  Aristophot Co Ltd - NPG x44903

Muriel Beaumont', Lady Du Maurier; Angela Du Maurier; Daphne Du Maurier

by Rita Martin, published by Aristophot Co Ltd
hand-coloured postcard print, 1908
NPG x44903

Muriel Beaumont', Lady Du Maurier; Angela Du Maurier and Daphne Du Maurier, by Rita Martin, published by  Aristophot Co Ltd - NPG x131446

Muriel Beaumont', Lady Du Maurier; Angela Du Maurier and Daphne Du Maurier

by Rita Martin, published by Aristophot Co Ltd
hand-coloured bromide postcard print, circa 1909
NPG x131446

Daphne Du Maurier, by Rita Martin - NPG x68968

Daphne Du Maurier

by Rita Martin
whole-plate glass negative, circa 1912
NPG x68968

Daphne Du Maurier, by Ruth Bartlett - NPG x44913

Daphne Du Maurier

by Ruth Bartlett
sepia-toned bromide print, circa 1922
NPG x44913

Daphne Du Maurier, by Claude Harris - NPG x9095

Daphne Du Maurier

by Claude Harris
vintage bromide print, circa 1923
NPG x9095

Daphne Du Maurier, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x26607

Daphne Du Maurier

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 July 1930
NPG x26607

Daphne Du Maurier, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x26608

Daphne Du Maurier

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 July 1930
NPG x26608

Daphne Du Maurier, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30292

Daphne Du Maurier

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 July 1930
NPG x30292

Daphne Du Maurier, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30293

Daphne Du Maurier

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 July 1930
NPG x30293

Daphne Du Maurier, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30294

Daphne Du Maurier

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 July 1930
NPG x30294

Daphne Du Maurier, by John Gay - NPG x128293

Daphne Du Maurier

by John Gay
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1949
NPG x128293

Daphne Du Maurier, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x19829

Daphne Du Maurier

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 1949
NPG x19829

Daphne Du Maurier, by John Gay - NPG x47294

Daphne Du Maurier

by John Gay
bromide fibre print, published February 1949
NPG x47294

Daphne Du Maurier, by Bob Collins - NPG x136743

Daphne Du Maurier

by Bob Collins
bromide fibre print, 3 September 1982
NPG x136743

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