BROWN, GEORGE MACKAY (1921-1996, Scottish poet)
PORTRAIT BY CHRISTOPHER BARKER (b. 1943) photograph, silver print, half length standing, slightly turned to the left and looking back into the camera, a determined look on his face, 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 (57 x 46 cm), Orkney, 1986 (printed later)
Christopher Barker records that he spent the evening before taking the photograph with George Mackay Brown and Peter Maxwell Davies and a few of their friends at the Kirkwall Hotel on Orkney. The next day Brown took Barker to a spot near his house, when the tide was above the high water mark and with lobster pots, ropes, chains buoys and boats in the background.
This image was taken for and is published in Christopher Barker's, Portraits of Poets, 1986.