70 of 955 portraits matching these criteria:
- subject matching 'Eating and drinking'
- 'Image on website'
by Lord Snowdon
vintage bromide print, 16 January 1978
12 in. x 11 7/8 in. (307 mm x 303 mm)
Artistback to top
- Antony Charles Robert Armstrong Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon (1930-2017), Photographer, film-maker and designer; former husband of Princess Margaret. Artist of 285 portraits, Sitter in 21 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 503
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Events of 1978back to top
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