BETJEMAN, JOHN (1906-1984)
PORTRAIT BY MARK GERSON (b. 1921), vintage photograph, silver print, half length, in profile facing the left, looking out of the window, cigarette in a holder in his mouth, holding his glasses in his left hand, signed by Mark Gerson on the mount and inscribed 'London', his stamp on the verso, framed and glazed, size of image 9 ½ x 7 ½ inches (24 x 20 cm), overall size 17 x 15 inches (43 x 38 cm), Cloth Fair, November 1960
This image of Betjeman was also taken during the shoot in 1960, when Gerson's lighting equipment fused the lights in Betjeman's London house.
PROVENANCE: Mark Gerson.