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  • Yousuf Karsh
Sir John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, 1875 - 1940. Author; Governor General of Canada 1937

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
In 1935 Perth-born John Buchan became Governor-General of Canada. He toured the country extensively and developed a great admiration for it. Yousuf Karsh has looked at Buchan's thin face and hair, slicked down to his skull. He has appreciated that this headdress - a formal symbol of admiration from the Blood tribe - adds height and a back frame to Buchan's profile, and gives him the same kind of dignity and force he admired in the Canadian people.


  • Acc. No. PGP 95.1
  • Medium Silver gelatine print
  • Size 32.80 x 26.90 cm
  • Credit Presented by the photographer 1985