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Album of photographs by Francis Goodman, 1933-1951


103 Portraits in set

Born Francis Julian Gutmann (1913–89) in London, ‘Franzie’ was brought up in Munich from 1919, where he first experimented with photography on a Box Brownie camera. He returned to London in 1931 and anglicised his surname in 1938. As an eighteen-year old, he became apprenticed to the fashion and advertising photographer Shaw Wildman, and later worked for Peter Rose Pulham, whose Berkeley Square studio he adopted. His early fashion photographs appeared in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar magazines, while his society portraits were published in The Sketch. Much of Goodman’s original work from the 1930s was lost during the Second World War, but several photographs are still traceable in photographic magazines and annuals, and press reproductions.

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Anna May Wong, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39590

Anna May Wong

by Francis Goodman
bromide print, 1933
NPG Ax39590

Terence Rattigan, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39612

Terence Rattigan

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, mid-late 1940s
NPG Ax39612

Miss Hambourg, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39614

Miss Hambourg

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, mid-late 1940s
NPG Ax39614

Eric Coates, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39615

Eric Coates

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, mid-late 1940s
NPG Ax39615

James Mason, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39617

James Mason

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, mid-late 1940s
NPG Ax39617

James Mason; Pamela Mason (née Ostrer, later Kellino), by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39618

James Mason; Pamela Mason (née Ostrer, later Kellino)

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, mid-late 1940s
NPG Ax39618

Pamela Mason (née Ostrer, later Kellino); James Mason, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39619

Pamela Mason (née Ostrer, later Kellino); James Mason

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, mid-late 1940s
NPG Ax39619

James Mason; Pamela Mason (née Ostrer, later Kellino), by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39621

James Mason; Pamela Mason (née Ostrer, later Kellino)

by Francis Goodman
bromide print, mid-late 1940s
NPG Ax39621

Rhoda Helen ('Dodie') Masterman, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39634

Rhoda Helen ('Dodie') Masterman

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, mid-late 1940s
NPG Ax39634

Angus Menzies, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39641

Angus Menzies

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, mid-late 1940s
NPG Ax39641

Rhoda Helen ('Dodie') Masterman, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39635

Rhoda Helen ('Dodie') Masterman

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, mid-late 1940s
NPG Ax39635

Marthe Labarre, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39644

Marthe Labarre

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, mid-late 1940s
NPG Ax39644

Sir Ralph Richardson, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39616

Sir Ralph Richardson

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, 14 October 1945
NPG Ax39616

Pauline Growse; Bob Roberts; Sarah Churchill, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39591

Pauline Growse; Bob Roberts; Sarah Churchill

by Francis Goodman
bromide print, 28 November 1945
NPG Ax39591

Cecil Beaton, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39598

Cecil Beaton

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, 28 November 1945
NPG Ax39598

Cecil Beaton, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39599

Cecil Beaton

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, 28 November 1945
NPG Ax39599

Cecil Beaton, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39600

Cecil Beaton

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, 28 November 1945
NPG Ax39600

Cecil Beaton, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39601

Cecil Beaton

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, 28 November 1945
NPG Ax39601