BARKER, GEORGE (1913-1991)
PORTRAIT BY JOHN MINIHAN (b. 1944), vintage photograph, silver print, head and shoulders, half turned to the right, wearing sun glasses, inscribed by John Minihan below the image 'The poet George Barker. Photographed in London 1991, W.B. Yeats thought him the most interesting poet of his generation. He was a friend of Dylan Thomas, who envied his power over women. John Minihan.', photographer's stamp on verso similarly inscribed as the recto, framed and glazed, size of image 8 ½ x 11 inches (21 x 29 cm), overall size 14 x 17 inches (37 x 42 cm), London, 1991
No example of this image is in the National Portrait Gallery.
PROVENANCE: John Minihan.