Adele Collins wearing an Otto Lucas toque. This image was inspired by a 1919 painting entitled 'The Corn Poppy' by the Dutch artist, Kees Van Dongen. A different frame appeared in the original 1959 British Vogue spread (p.105) but this version was selected by Parkinson to appear on the cover of the 1981 catalogue accompanying his solo exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London.
Comprised of approximately 500,000 negatives and 3000 original photographs, the Norman Parkinson Archive is unique in its scope and depth. It has the worldwide, exclusive right to licence and print images by Norman Parkinson. The Archive regularly organises international exhibitions of Parkinson’s work.