The flamboyant Labour Member of Parliament Tom Driberg's own collection of photographic portraits of himself; nine large prints, by Maurice Beck (4, signed), Blechman (2, signed), Lenare (2) and Converse Studios (1); and a small one by Alex Dellow.

Tom Driberg [Thomas Edward Neil Driberg] (1905-1976), Baron Bradwell, Labour Member of Parliament and the Daily Express's 'William Hickey' ; Maurice Beck; Blechman; Lenare; Converse Studios, New York
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[London and New York.] In stamped photographic album of Lenare, Portraiture, 28, George Street, Hanover Square, London, W.1. None of the ten prints is date [1930s to 1970s].
SKU: 12880

The nine large prints are in good condition, lightly-aged with slight wear to corners. The smaller print is lightly-creased. In worn blue faux-leather album, with large facsimile signature of 'Lenare' on cover in gilt, with the address 'Portraiture | 28, GEORGE STREET | HANOVER SQUARE | LONDON, W.1.' ONE to FOUR. A series of four head-and-shoulders portraits of Driberg, each signed in pencil by Maurice Beck, and with the stamp on the reverse: 'Photograph by | Maurice Beck | F.R.P.S.' Each on a piece of 37 x 29.5 cm. card, with the image itself 28 x 22.5 cm., and Beck's signature in the white border beneath the bottom right-hand corner of the image. Wearing a pin-striped jacket, cardigan, tie and striped shirt, a pensive Driberg sits, in one picture with his hand to his chin, and in two others holding a glass. FIVE and SIX. A pair of head-and-shoulders portraits of Driberg, each signed in the bottom right-hand corner by 'Blechman'. Each 34 x 26.5, on card, with no border. Driberg, in his 40s, in dark jacket, checked shirt, and tie, again looking pensive. SEVEN and EIGHT. A pair of portraits of Driberg, from the waist up, with print of signature (or actual signature) of 'Lenare' in bottom right-hand corner of border. Both stamped on reverse: '"PHOTOGRAPH BY LENARE." | 28, GEORGE STREET, | HANOVER SQUARE, W.1 | TELEPHONE MAYFAIR 5889'. Both 34.5 x 26.5 cm., with image 32 x 25 cm., with cream border. Driberg in his twenties, in sharp suit, left hand in pocket. NINE. Portrait of Driberg from the waist up, by Converse Studios Inc., New York. In printed card folder, 35 x 25.5 cm. The image is mounted behind a 23.5 x 18 cm windowpane. Driberg, in his early thirties, in a double-breasted suit, facing the camera with hands in pockets. TEN. 24 x 17 cm. In his library, aged around 50, holding two books; pile of books in the foreground, bookshelves in the background. Stamped on reverse 'Please credit PICTURE POST | photograph by ALEX DELLOW'.