COPE, WENDY (b. 1945)
PORTRAIT BY CHRISTOPHER BARKER (b. 1943), photograph, silver print, half length, seated, looking into the camera, with a guitar and two records hanging on the wall behind her, signed by the photographer on the verso, and with his stamp, framed and glazed, size of image 16 x 12 inches (46 x 30 cm), overall size 22 x 18 inches (58 x 46 cm), 1986 (printed later)
This image was taken for Christopher Barker's Portraits of Poets, 1986, but it (nor any image) of Wendy Cope was included in the book. No example of it is in the National Portrait Gallery; it has remained unpublished
PROVENANCE: Christopher Barker.