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Double Take: Comparing the Art of Graphic and Photographic Portraiture

Exhibition organised and toured by the National Portrait Gallery, London

Mon 5 Oct – Sat 14 Nov 1992

What makes a good portrait? Does photography achieve a more realistic likeness and give an indication of the sitter’s character? These are questions that are raised in ‘Double Take’.

The portraits of more than twenty eminent figures, including Ellen Terry, Noel Coward and Samuel Beckett, by leading artists and photographers have been selected to highlight the similarities and differences between the two traditions. The artist’s image will hang next to the photographer’s image to aid comparison.