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Photographs by Francis Goodman, 1930s-1970s


1283 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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'Harper's Bazaar - Schiaparelli' (Unknown model), by Francis Goodman - NPG x195593

'Harper's Bazaar - Schiaparelli' (Unknown model)

by Francis Goodman
half-plate film negative, early 1930s
NPG x195593

Barbara Bentley (née Hastings), by Francis Goodman - NPG x68804

Barbara Bentley (née Hastings)

by Francis Goodman
half-plate film copy negative, 1932
NPG x68804

Cecil Beaton, by Francis Goodman - NPG x68801

Cecil Beaton

by Francis Goodman
film copy negative, 1933
NPG x68801

Katja Krassin, by Francis Goodman - NPG x137250

Katja Krassin

by Francis Goodman
photo mechanical reproduction, 1933
NPG x137250

Anna May Wong, by Francis Goodman - NPG x68812

Anna May Wong

by Francis Goodman
half-plate film copy negative, 1933
NPG x68812

Anna May Wong, by Francis Goodman - NPG x68811

Anna May Wong

by Francis Goodman
5 x 4 inch film negative, 1933
NPG x68811

Florence Lambert (née Chuter, later Hole), by Francis Goodman - NPG x68806

Florence Lambert (née Chuter, later Hole)

by Francis Goodman
half-plate film copy negative, 1934
NPG x68806

Gertrude Lawrence, by Francis Goodman - NPG x68807

Gertrude Lawrence

by Francis Goodman
5 x 4 inch film negative, 1934
NPG x68807

Lady (Mary) Elizabeth Oldfield (née Murray), by Francis Goodman - NPG x68808

Lady (Mary) Elizabeth Oldfield (née Murray)

by Francis Goodman
half-plate film negative, 1935
NPG x68808

Unknown fashion model, by Francis Goodman - NPG x137228

Unknown fashion model

by Francis Goodman
vintage bromide print, circa 1935
NPG x137228

Unknown fashion model, by Francis Goodman - NPG x137227

Unknown fashion model

by Francis Goodman
vintage bromide print, circa 1936-1937
NPG x137227

Unknown fashion model, by Francis Goodman - NPG x137226

Unknown fashion model

by Francis Goodman
vintage bromide print, circa 1936-1937
NPG x137226

Glyn Warren Philpot, by Francis Goodman - NPG x12737

Glyn Warren Philpot

by Francis Goodman
vintage bromide print, 1937
NPG x12737

Glyn Warren Philpot, by Francis Goodman - NPG x12738

Glyn Warren Philpot

by Francis Goodman
vintage bromide print, 1937
NPG x12738

Lady Mary Lygon, by Francis Goodman - NPG x195046

Lady Mary Lygon

by Francis Goodman
tear sheet, published 27 March 1940
NPG x195046

Zika Ascher; Lida Ascher, by Francis Goodman - NPG x195053

Zika Ascher; Lida Ascher

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1940s
NPG x195053

Lida Ascher, by Francis Goodman - NPG x195054

Lida Ascher

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1940s
NPG x195054

Zika Ascher; Lida Ascher, by Francis Goodman - NPG x195116

Zika Ascher; Lida Ascher

by Francis Goodman
twelve 2 1/4 inch square film negatives, 1940s
NPG x195116

Zika Ascher; Lida Ascher, by Francis Goodman - NPG x195117

Zika Ascher; Lida Ascher

by Francis Goodman
twelve 2 1/4 inch square film negatives, 1940s
NPG x195117