THOMAS, RONALD STUART (1913-2000, Welsh poet)
PORTRAIT BY CHRISTOPHER BARKER (b.1943) photograph, silver print, head and shoulders, head three-quarters turned to the left with an intense expression, signed by the photographer on the verso, and with his stamp, framed and glazed, size of image 15 x 12 inches (40 x 30 cm), overall size 22 x 17 inches (56 x 45 cm), Wales, 1986 (printed later)
This fine portrait was among the out-takes shot for Christopher Barker's Portraits of Poets, 1986. but was not used there and has remained unpublished; no example of it is in the National Portrait Gallery.
Christopher Barker records that the venue was Thomas's cottage on the Llyn Peninsular in Wales.
PROVENANCE: Christopher Barker.