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Chandler Coventry
Chandler Coventry
Chandler Coventry

Chandler Coventry, 1999

Anne Zahalka
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Purchased 2021

La Milo as Lady Godiva at Coventry
La Milo as Lady Godiva at Coventry
La Milo as Lady Godiva at Coventry

La Milo as Lady Godiva at Coventry, c. 1907

Rotary Photo Company Ltd
Portrait, photographic postcard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

La Milo in Lady Godiva procession, Coventry, 1907
La Milo in Lady Godiva procession, Coventry, 1907
La Milo in Lady Godiva procession, Coventry, 1907

La Milo in Lady Godiva procession, Coventry, 1907, c. 1907

an unknown artist
Portrait, photographic postcard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

The Water Nymph, Miss Pansy Montague

Of Pansy, plastiques and prudes

Lust

Near-naked subversion

Helena Rubinstein in a red brocade Balenciaga gown

Philanthropic donations enable otherwise unobtainable acquisition

20 October 2016
Archived media releases 2016

A magnanimous portrait of Helena Rubinstein has been acquired for the National Portrait Gallery’s collection.

Helena Rubinstein in a red brocade Balenciaga gown

Study in scarlet

Magazine article by Angus Trumble, 2018

Angus Trumble reflects on the force of nature that was Helena Rubinstein.

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