© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, late 1950s
9 5/8 in. x 7 5/8 in. (246 mm x 195 mm) overall
- Ben Shahn (1898-1969), Artist. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Ida Kar (1908-1974), Photographer. Artist associated with 1544 portraits, Sitter in 136 portraits.
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