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Snowdon Portraits: photographs, 1950s to 1990s


97 Portraits in set

Snowdon was influential in bringing an informal approach to royal portraiture. His post-war fashion photographs were credited for ‘enlivening’ Vogue, for which he has been working for over six decades. He is also celebrated for his pioneering photo essays during nearly thirty years at The Sunday Times Magazine (from 1962 to 1990), documenting the arts and social issues.

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Sybil Thorndike, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1930

Sybil Thorndike

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 1956
NPG P1930

Vita Sackville-West, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1917

Vita Sackville-West

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 5 June 1961
NPG P1917

Sir Noël Coward, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1864

Sir Noël Coward

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 21 September 1964
NPG P1864

Roy Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson of Fleet, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1929

Roy Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson of Fleet

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 4 May 1965
NPG P1929

Sir Anthony Dowell, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1870

Sir Anthony Dowell

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 9 October 1966
NPG P1870

Richard George Lipsey, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1894

Richard George Lipsey

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 2 June 1966
NPG P1894

Peter Cook, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1863

Peter Cook

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 3 November 1967
NPG P1863

Bertrand Russell, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1914

Bertrand Russell

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 6 January 1967
NPG P1914

Alan Aldridge, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1843

Alan Aldridge

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 20 April 1968
NPG P1843

Norman Hartnell, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1883

Norman Hartnell

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 1968
NPG P1883

Peter Luke, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1896

Peter Luke

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 1 July 1968
NPG P1896

Laurence Olivier, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1905

Laurence Olivier

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 12 February 1968
NPG P1905

Glenda Jackson, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1888

Glenda Jackson

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 1 April 1970
NPG P1888

Ken Russell, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1915

Ken Russell

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 6 April 1970
NPG P1915

Maggie Smith, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1924

Maggie Smith

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 19 May 1970
NPG P1924

David Malcolm Storey, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1927

David Malcolm Storey

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 7 September 1971
NPG P1927

Sir Alan Bates, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1850

Sir Alan Bates

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 9 May 1972
NPG P1850

Margot Fonteyn; John Cyril Cranko, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1865

Margot Fonteyn; John Cyril Cranko

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 4 January 1972
NPG P1865

George Melly, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1899

George Melly

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 21 December 1972
NPG P1899

Kingsley Amis; Elizabeth Jane Howard, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1845

Kingsley Amis; Elizabeth Jane Howard

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 6 December 1973
NPG P1845