© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Elsie Gordon
bromide print, 1927
2 1/2 in. x 4 1/4 in. (63 mm x 107 mm)
Given by Jonathan Harvey, 1984
- Elsie Gordon (active 1920s), Artist. Artist of 71 portraits.
- Rogers, Malcolm, Camera Portraits, 1989 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 20 October 1989 - 21 January 1990), p. 203
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