KAVANAGH, PATRICK JOSEPH (1904-1967, Irish poet)
PORTRAIT BY CHRISTOPHER BARKER (b. 1943) photograph, silver print, half length facing the camera, with glasses and hat, signed and stamped by the photographer on the verso, framed and glazed, size of image 16 x 12 inches (40 x 30 cm), overall size 22 x 18 inches (56 x 45 cm), London, before 1967 (printed later c. 1986)
This image was printed in Christopher Barker's, Portraits of Poets, 1986. It was the only image in the book that was not shot for it. Barker had taken it earlier for his mother when she was writing a piece for her column 'Queen's Council' in Harper's Queen. The venue was a smoky pub on New Oxford Street. No example of this image is in the National Portrait Gallery.
PROVENANCE: Christopher Barker.