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Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), Novelist

Sitter in 112 portraits
During the interwar years, Huxley was arguably Britain's best-known novelist following the international success of Brave New World (1932). Its success came after a string of satirical works: Crome Yellow (1921), Antic Hay (1923) and Those Barren Leaves (1925). Huxley later settled in the USA. There, the tone of his writing gravitated towards pacifism and metaphysics, prompted partly by interest in Hindu Vedantist thought. These aspects of his development are evident in Ends and Means (1937). His later writing was preoccupied with the potential of human capability, notably in the autobiographical The Doors of Perception (1953), written under the influence of mescaline.

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Ax143186

Aldous Huxley; Maria Huxley (née Nys); Matthew Huxley; Mimi Gielgud

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, August 1930
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Ax143187

Aldous Huxley; Matthew Huxley; Maria Huxley (née Nys); Lady Ottoline Morrell

possibly by Philip Edward Morrell
vintage snapshot print, August 1930
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x12110

Aldous Huxley

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print on tissue and card mount, 1930
NPG x12110

x135934

Aldous Huxley

by Dorothy Wilding
vintage press print, 1930
NPG x135934

x127542

Aldous Huxley

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 29 September 1931
NPG x127542

x84300

Aldous Huxley

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, September 1931
NPG x84300

x84301

Aldous Huxley

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, September 1931
NPG x84301

x144198

Aldous Huxley; Matthew Huxley

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print on tissue and card mount, 1932
NPG x144198

x1933

Aldous Huxley

by Howard Coster
print, 1934
NPG x1933

x10664

Aldous Huxley

by Howard Coster
cream-toned bromide print on card mount, 1934
NPG x10664

Ax136126

Aldous Huxley

by Howard Coster
vintage bromide print, 1934
NPG Ax136126

Ax143972

Visiting Hampton Court Palace

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1936
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Ax143973

Visiting Hampton Court Palace

possibly by Philip Edward Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1936
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Ax143974

Aldous Huxley

possibly by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1936
NPG Ax143974

Ax143976

Visiting Lady Leconfield

possibly by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1936
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x135929

Aldous Huxley; Maria Huxley (née Nys)

by Unknown photographer
vintage press print, 1938
NPG x135929

x135933

Aldous Huxley, Maria Huxley (née Nys), Matthew Huxley

by Unknown photographer
vintage press print, 1938
NPG x135933

x126646

Aldous Huxley

by John Gay
vintage bromide print, 1950s
NPG x126646