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Patricia 'Bambi' Tuckwell (Shmith), c. 1952

Max Dupain

gelatin silver photograph

Patricia 'Bambi' Tuckwell was a leading Australian fashion model as well as a promising violinist. In the 1950s she married fashion photographer Athol Shmith, but in the 1960s she moved to England to marry the Queen's cousin, English National Opera Director Lord Harewood. The couple lives at Harewood House, a magnificent mansion near Leeds, Yorkshire, where the Countess regularly organises seasons of world-class musical performances. Lord Harewood directed a number of Edinburgh Festivals before coming to Australia to direct the Adelaide festival in 1988. The Harewoods lived in Adelaide for much of that year and still visit Australia regularly.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Timothy Fairfax AC 2003

Accession number: 2003.37

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Max Dupain (age 41 in 1952)

Bambi Tuckwell (age 26 in 1952)

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