Benjamin Britten And Peter Pears At Home

During the 1960s, photographer Clive Strutt formed a close working relationship with one of England's most significant modern composers, Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), who would become Lord Britten of Aldeburgh, and his life-long companion, singer Peter Pears (1910-1986), later Sir Peter Pears.

Clive Strutt's portfolio includes some uniquely informal photographs of Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears taken at their Red House home in Aldeburgh. The pictures reflect his special relaxed friendship with his subjects.

'Benjamin Britten was basically a shy man; he didn't relish having his photograph taken,' says Clive Strutt. 'I respected this and never used my camera, like so many photographers do, as a photographic machine-gun.'


The selected photographs on this site are available for publication, or are for sale as hard copy prints. (Subject to terms and conditions).

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Benjamin Britten at Red House door with rocking chair
Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears 2
Benjamin Britten portrait
Benjamin Britten at Desk
Peter Pears in the garden at Red House
Peter Pears portrait
Benjamin Britten at study desk with dog
Benjamin Britten portrait at Red House
Benjamin Britten working at his desk with piano
Benjamin Britten at piano in Red House
Benjamin Britten sitting on garden seat with dog
Benjamin Britten at desk
Benjamin Britten with his dog in garden archway
Benjamin Britten in Red House Garden with statue
Benjamin Britten sitting in chair portrait
Benjamin Britten sitting on Red House garden seat
Portrait close-up of Benjamin Britten
Benjamin Britten at Red House door with rocking chair
Portrait of Benjamin Britten
Benjamin Britten beside his pool Red House Aldeburgh
Benjamin Britten beside his pool Red House Aldeburgh
Benjamin Britten with dog beside garden pond
Benjamin Britten with dog beside garden pond
Benjamin Britten with dog beside garden pond
Benjamin Britten siting at window reading
Benjamin Britten siting at window reading
Benjamin Britten portrait sitting
Benjamin Britten in Red House Garden by Statue
Benjamin Britten at desk in Red House
Benjamin Britten leaning on piano with book
Benjamin Britten leaning on piano with book
Benjamin Britten in red house garden with dog
Benjamin Britten in Red House Garden with roses
Benjamin Britten at piano
Benjamin Britten with score - laughing
Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears around the piano
Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears profile close-up
Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears in Red House garden
Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears in Red House garden
Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears in Red House greenhouse
Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears at Piano in Red House
Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears looking at score
Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears at Piano in Red House
Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears in Red House garden
Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears in Red House garden
Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears in Red House courtyard
Peter Pears at Red House
Peter Pears in Red House garden
Peter Pears in Red House garden
Peter Pears in Red House garden
Peter Pears at Red House
Peter Pears portrait at Red House
Peter Pears sitting at window in Red House
Peter Pears portrait
Peter Pears portrait
Peter Pears portrait
Peter Pears standing by wall statue at Red House
Peter Pears standing by wall statue at Red House
Peter Pears leaning on statue in Red House garden
Peter Pears leaning on statue in Red House garden
Peter Pears leaning on statue in Red House garden
Peter Pears leaning on statue in Red House garden
Peter Pears leaning on statue in Red House garden
Peter Pears leaning on statue in Red House garden
Benjamin Britten on Aldeburgh beach with dog
Benjamin Britten on Aldeburgh beach with dog
Benjamin Britten on Aldeburgh beach with dog
Benjamin Britten leaning on boat at Aldeburgh beach

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