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Baron Studios

(active 1954-1974), Photographers

Artist associated with 1300 portraits
Founded by the dance, film and celebrity photographer Baron (born Sterling Henry Nahum) , 1906-56, the studios operated between 1954 and 1974 from London studios on Brick Street, Park Lane and Mayfair. They employed a number of operators including Count Zichy and principally Rex Coleman. Though primarily consisting of over 10,000 studio portraits of businessmen, many of the more interesting subjects, including those in colour or on location, portray writers, musicians, foreign dignitaries, artists, broadcasters and fashion designers. Godfrey Argent purchased Baron Studios in 1974 and the collection was generously donated to the National Portrait Gallery in 1999.

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Sid Philips, by Count Zichy, for  Baron Studios - NPG x125561

Sid Philips

by Count Zichy, for Baron Studios
vintage contact print, 17 May 1955
NPG x125561

Edgar Marcus Lustgarten, by Count Zichy, for  Baron Studios - NPG x125565

Edgar Marcus Lustgarten

by Count Zichy, for Baron Studios
half-plate film negative, 29 May 1955
NPG x125565

Leonard Rosoman, by Baron Studios - NPG x125580

Leonard Rosoman

by Baron Studios
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 6 May 1955
NPG x125580

Leonard Rosoman, by Baron Studios - NPG x125581

Leonard Rosoman

by Baron Studios
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 6 May 1955
NPG x125581

Sir Harry Donald Secombe, by Count Zichy, for  Baron Studios - NPG x125584

Sir Harry Donald Secombe

by Count Zichy, for Baron Studios
half-plate film negative, 29 August 1955
NPG x125584

Kenneth Horne, by Baron Studios - NPG x125590

Kenneth Horne

by Baron Studios
half-plate film negative, 1955
NPG x125590

Brian Alexander Johnston, by Count Zichy, for  Baron Studios - NPG x125598

Brian Alexander Johnston

by Count Zichy, for Baron Studios
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1955
NPG x125598

Brian Alexander Johnston, by Count Zichy, for  Baron Studios - NPG x125599

Brian Alexander Johnston

by Count Zichy, for Baron Studios
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1955
NPG x125599

Peter Cushing, by Count Zichy, for  Baron Studios - NPG x125749

Peter Cushing

by Count Zichy, for Baron Studios
half-plate film negative, 1955
NPG x125749

Nat Temple, by Count Zichy, for  Baron Studios - NPG x125746

Nat Temple

by Count Zichy, for Baron Studios
half-plate film negative, 1955
NPG x125746

Rikki Fulton, by Count Zichy, for  Baron Studios - NPG x125747

Rikki Fulton

by Count Zichy, for Baron Studios
half-plate film negative, 1955
NPG x125747

Sir William Neil Connor ('Cassandra'); Isobella Littlejohn, by Count Zichy, for  Baron Studios - NPG x125796

Sir William Neil Connor ('Cassandra'); Isobella Littlejohn

by Count Zichy, for Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 7 November 1955
NPG x125796

Sir William Neil Connor ('Cassandra'), by Count Zichy, for  Baron Studios - NPG x125797

Sir William Neil Connor ('Cassandra')

by Count Zichy, for Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 7 November 1955
NPG x125797

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, by Baron Studios - NPG x134728

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

by Baron Studios
cream-toned bromide print, 1956
NPG x134728

Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), by Count Zichy, for  Baron Studios - NPG x125582

Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum)

by Count Zichy, for Baron Studios
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 18 April 1956
NPG x125582

Rex Coleman, by Baron Studios - NPG x125583

Rex Coleman

by Baron Studios
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1956
NPG x125583

Alfred Drake, by Baron Studios - NPG x135911

Alfred Drake

by Baron Studios
bromide print on photographer's card mount, late 1950s
NPG x135911

Alfred Drake, by Baron Studios - NPG x135912

Alfred Drake

by Baron Studios
bromide print on photographer's card mount, late 1950s
NPG x135912

Stanley Holloway as Alfred Dolittle in 'My Fair Lady', by Noel Mayne, for  Baron Studios - NPG x125574

Stanley Holloway as Alfred Dolittle in 'My Fair Lady'

by Noel Mayne, for Baron Studios
vintage contact print, 1958
NPG x125574

Lady Duke, by Rex Coleman, for  Baron Studios - NPG x105390

Lady Duke

by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios
half-plate film negative, 27 July 1959
NPG x105390

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