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Vintage prints by Dorothy Wilding, 1920s-1950s


19 Portraits in set

Dorothy Wilding began her photographic career as an apprentice to Bond Street photographer Marian Neilson. Wilding was the first woman to be appointed as the Official Royal Photographer for the 1937 Coronation and opened a second studio in New York in the same year. She is best known for her brightly lit linear compositions photographed in high key lighting against a white background. Her autobiography In Pursuit of Perfection was published in 1958. Her surviving archives were presented to the National Portrait Gallery by her sister Mrs Susan Morton in 1976.

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Dorothy Wilding, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG P870(13)

Dorothy Wilding

by Dorothy Wilding
cream-toned bromide print on tissue and card mount, mid 1920s
NPG P870(13)

Indira Devi, Maharani of Cooch Behar, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG P870(2)

Indira Devi, Maharani of Cooch Behar

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print on tissue and card mount, 1928
NPG P870(2)

Noël Coward, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG P870(3)

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
vintage tissue-mounted bromide print, 1930
NPG P870(3)

Sir Cedric Webster Hardwicke, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG P870(8)

Sir Cedric Webster Hardwicke

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print on tissue and card mount, 1933
NPG P870(8)

Prince George, Duke of Kent, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG P870(9)

Prince George, Duke of Kent

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print on tissue and card mount, 1934
NPG P870(9)

Prince George, Duke of Kent and Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG P870(10)

Prince George, Duke of Kent and Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print on tissue and card mount, 1934
NPG P870(10)

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG P870(15)

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print on tissue and card mount, 1935
NPG P870(15)

Diana Wynyard, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG P870(16)

Diana Wynyard

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print on tissue and card mount, 1937
NPG P870(16)

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG P870(4)

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print on tissue and card mount, 12 January 1937
NPG P870(4)

Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG P870(7)

Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print on tissue and card mount, 1939
NPG P870(7)

Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG P870(11)

Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print on tissue and card mount, 1940
NPG P870(11)

Princess Margaret, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG P870(12)

Princess Margaret

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print on tissue and card mount, November 1947
NPG P870(12)

Claire Bloom, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG P870(1)

Claire Bloom

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print on white card mount, 1952
NPG P870(1)

Queen Elizabeth II, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG P870(6)

Queen Elizabeth II

by Dorothy Wilding
cream-toned bromide print on tissue mount, 26 February 1952
NPG P870(6)

Queen Elizabeth II, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG P870(5)

Queen Elizabeth II

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print on tissue and card mount, 1952
NPG P870(5)

Edward, Duke of Windsor, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG P870(14)

Edward, Duke of Windsor

by Dorothy Wilding
cream-toned bromide print, 7 February 1955
NPG P870(14)

Michael Balcon, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x136875

Michael Balcon

by Dorothy Wilding
cream-toned bromide print on photographer's card mount, 1937
NPG x136875

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x200880a

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print on tissue and card mount, 1937
NPG x200880a

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; Queen Elizabeth II, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x36018

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; Queen Elizabeth II

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print on tissue and card mount, July 1947
NPG x36018