I was sent a copy yesterday of the photograph taken of four directors of the National Portrait Gallery, taken at the annual Portrait Dinner last week (it seems like another era). It’s quite a funny foursome, referring back to Cecil Beaton’s 1967 photograph (NPG x12533) of Roy Strong, when he was still the young, scholarly Director, appointed to the post when he was only 31:-
© Noah Goodrich
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Fabulous photo !
Just looked at the Beaton. What a clever idea and image.
Yes, like so many great photographs, very straightforward as an idea, but beautifully composed and executed. Charles
Dear Charles – whereas the once youthful Roy Strong now looks like Father Time the more recent incumbent reminds me of the comment of policemen always looking younger ! Best Edward
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Yes, well he is young by our standards, younger than I was when appointed, although not nearly as young as Roy when he was appointed aged 31. Charles