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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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John Passmore Widgery, Baron Widgery

by Baron Studios
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 20 April 1971
NPG x191844

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John Passmore Widgery, Baron Widgery

by Baron Studios
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 20 April 1971
NPG x191845

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John Passmore Widgery, Baron Widgery

by Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 13 May 1971
NPG x191846

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John Passmore Widgery, Baron Widgery

by Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 13 May 1971
NPG x191847

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John Passmore Widgery, Baron Widgery

by Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 13 May 1971
NPG x191848

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John Passmore Widgery, Baron Widgery

by Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 13 May 1971
NPG x191849

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John Passmore Widgery, Baron Widgery

by Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 13 May 1971
NPG x191850

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John Passmore Widgery, Baron Widgery

by Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch colour transparency, 13 May 1971
NPG x191851

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John Passmore Widgery, Baron Widgery

by Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch colour transparency, 13 May 1971
NPG x191852

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Sir Donald Arthur Rolleston Albery

by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 11 December 1972
NPG x128265

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Sir Charles Leslie Richardson

by Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 15 March 1972
NPG x191853

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Sir Charles Leslie Richardson

by Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 15 March 1972
NPG x191854

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Sir Charles Leslie Richardson

by Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 15 March 1972
NPG x191855

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Sir Charles Leslie Richardson

by Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 15 March 1972
NPG x191856

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Ernest Vize Symons

by Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 7 March 1973
NPG x191857

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Ernest Vize Symons

by Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 7 March 1973
NPG x191858

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Ernest Vize Symons

by Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 7 March 1973
NPG x191859

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Ernest Vize Symons

by Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 7 March 1973
NPG x191860

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Christopher Nicholas Weatherby

by Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 11 April 1973
NPG x191861

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Robert Gilbert Vansittart, Baron Vansittart

by Baron Studios
bromide print
NPG x28812

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