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Charles Tennant
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission.

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Charles Tennant 1978

Not on display

  • Artist Rooms
Mapplethorpe had got to know Colin Tennant (Lord Glenconner) in March 1976 when he was sent by ‘Interview’ magazine to photograph the guests at Tennant's 50th birthday party. Mapplethorpe later photographed his son, Charles, in London. Here he is depicted as the epitome of cool, with his ruffled hair and aviator sunglasses shielding him from the bright lights which reflect off the painted door behind him.


  • Acc. No. AR00191
  • Medium Photograph, gelatine silver print on paper
  • Size 34.00 x 34.10 cm (framed: 50.80 x 40.60 cm)
  • Credit ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008