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Constant Lambert (1905-1951), Composer, conductor and critic

Sitter in 31 portraits
Composer, conductor and critic. Lambert and his brother, the sculptor Maurice Lambert, were brought up in South London. He attended the Royal School of Music, and in the 1920s was part of the coterie that included the Sitwells and William Walton. He was Lilian Baylis's Musical Director at Sadlers Wells Ballet, until 1947; his ballet music includes Horoscope (1938) and Tiresias (1951) both for Margot Fonteyn. Other works include 'Elegiac Blues' and The Rio Grande (1929), both influenced by American jazz, and the English pastoral, chorale masque Summer's Last Will and Testament.

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Constant Lambert

by Christopher Wood
oil on canvas, 1926
NPG 4443

6576

Constant Lambert

by Oriel Ross
pen and ink, 1930s
NPG 6576

x44773

Constant Lambert

by Gordon Anthony
bromide print, 1930s
NPG x44773

x19801

Constant Lambert

by Yvonne Gregory
bromide print, 1930
NPG x19801

x150854

Constant Lambert; Florence Lambert (née Kaye, later Hole)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 May 1933
NPG x150854

x150855

Florence Lambert (née Kaye, later Hole); Constant Lambert

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 May 1933
NPG x150855

x131742

Constant Lambert

by Madame Yevonde
black and white reprint on card mount, 1933
NPG x131742

x85309

Constant Lambert

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 9 May 1933
NPG x85309

x85310

Constant Lambert

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 9 May 1933
NPG x85310

x81190

Constant Lambert

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 9 May 1933
NPG x81190

x81191

Constant Lambert

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 9 May 1933
NPG x81191

x81192

Constant Lambert

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 9 May 1933
NPG x81192

x81193

Constant Lambert

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 9 May 1933
NPG x81193

x14124

Constant Lambert

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, 1936
NPG x14124

x125632

Constant Lambert

by Lola Walker (Lola Marsden)
vintage bromide print, 26 March 1951
NPG x125632

x125633

Constant Lambert

by Lola Walker (Lola Marsden)
vintage bromide print, 26 March 1951
NPG x125633

x125634

Constant Lambert

by Lola Walker (Lola Marsden)
vintage bromide print, 26 March 1951
NPG x125634

x30025

Constant Lambert

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, 1951
NPG x30025

D32949

Constant Lambert

after (Percy) Wyndham Lewis
lithograph, 1932
NPG D32949

x10686

Constant Lambert

by Howard Coster
print
NPG x10686

x137069

Constant Lambert

by Gordon Anthony
vintage print, 1940s
NPG x137069

x23198

Constant Lambert

by Howard Coster
quarter-plate film negative, 1944-1945
NPG x23198

x23199

Constant Lambert

by Howard Coster
quarter-plate film negative, 1944-1945
NPG x23199

x23200

Constant Lambert

by Howard Coster
quarter-plate film negative, 1944-1945
NPG x23200

x23201

Constant Lambert

by Howard Coster
quarter-plate film negative, 1944-1945
NPG x23201

x23202

Constant Lambert

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1944-1945
NPG x23202

x23203

Constant Lambert

by Howard Coster
quarter-plate film negative, 1944-1945
NPG x23203

x23204

Constant Lambert

by Howard Coster
quarter-plate film negative, 1944-1945
NPG x23204

x193325

Constant Lambert

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum)
photogravure reproduction tear sheet, published 11 September 1946
NPG x193325

x22437

Constant Lambert

by Bill Brandt
bromide print on card mount, 1946
NPG x22437

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