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Katharine Hepburn, by Cecil Beaton, 1935

publ. July 1935. Credit: The Cecil Beaton Studio Archive at Sotheby's, London

Vanity Fair

The incomparable Beaton

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Eileen Dunne in The Hospital for Sick Children, 1940
Eileen Dunne in The Hospital for Sick Children, 1940
Eileen Dunne in The Hospital for Sick Children, 1940
Eileen Dunne in The Hospital for Sick Children, 1940

The incomparable Beaton

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2005

To accompany the exhibition Cecil Beaton: Portraits, held at the NPG in 2005, this article is drawn from Hugo Vickers's authorised biography, Cecil Beaton (1985).

Prince William of Wales, by Mario Testino, 2003 publ. September 2003.
Credit: Mario Testino
Prince William of Wales, by Mario Testino, 2003 publ. September 2003.
Credit: Mario Testino
Prince William of Wales, by Mario Testino, 2003 publ. September 2003.
Credit: Mario Testino
Prince William of Wales, by Mario Testino, 2003 publ. September 2003.
Credit: Mario Testino

Vanity Fair Portraits

Photographs 1913-2008

Previous exhibition, 2009

Vanity Fair Portraits traces the birth and evolution of photographic portraiture through the archives of Vanity Fair magazine.

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

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