MACNEICE, LOUIS (1907-1963, Irish poet) and T.S. ELIOT (1888-1965)
JOINT PORTRAIT BY MARK GERSON (b. 1921), vintage photograph, silver print, half length, MacNeice in three-quarters profile facing left, Eliot turned to the right looking down into the camera, Valerie Eliot and Stephen Spender rather out of focus in the background, signed on the mount by Mark Gerson and inscribed 'London', his stamp on the verso, framed and glazed, size of image 8 x 10 inches (20 x 25.5 cm), overall size 14 x 15 inches (37 x 39 cm), Faber's, 23 June 1960
No example of this photograph, which is believed to be unpublished, is in the National Portrait Gallery; one from the same shoot showing MacNeice on his own is in the collection.
This photograph was taken at the Faber party on 23 June 1960. See lot 332.
PROVENANCE: Mark Gerson.