Cecil Beaton was a notable mid-20th century photographer, providing photographs for popular magazines, who became best known for his photographic portraits. He later expanded to set design for plays and movies. Beaton's personal portraits were known for their atypical settings, blending the subject with unexpected backgrounds. Item 11 is Beaton's The Face of the World an International Scrapbook of People and Places, published in 1957. This was a limited edition, probably no more than 150 copies, likely fewer. This is copy number 40, signed by Beaton. £750 (US $1,217).
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