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The 7th Earl of Longford and his family

14 of 28 portraits of Francis Aungier Pakenham, 7th Earl of Longford

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© Mark Gerson / National Portrait Gallery, London

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The 7th Earl of Longford and his family

by Mark Gerson
bromide fibre print, 27 December 1975
11 1/8 in. x 13 3/4 in. (281 mm x 350 mm)
Given by Mark Gerson, 1995
Photographs Collection
NPG x76352

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  • Mark Gerson (1921-), Photographer. Artist or producer associated with 277 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.

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