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Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt (1892-1969), Writer

Sitter in 60 portraits
He joined the army in 1911 and served throughout the First World War. His early poetry, such as The Winstonburg Line (1919), is pacifist in tone. He was a staunch supporter of the avant-garde poetry of Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot, and was a patron of the young William Walton, for whose Belshazzar's Feast he wrote the libretto in 1926. His travel writing includes Winters of Discontent(1932), about Italy, and Escape with me! (1939) on China and the Far East. His five-volume autobiography Left-Hand, Right Hand (1944-50) is considered his masterpiece.

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Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

by Reginald John ('Rex') Whistler
pencil and watercolour, 1935
NPG 5009

x45789

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

by Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé
modern bromide print, 1918
NPG x45789

x12506

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

by Maurice Beck and Helen Macgregor
bromide print, 1920s
NPG x12506

x12403

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

by Maurice Beck and Helen Macgregor
bromide print, early 1920s
NPG x12403

x40367

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

by Cecil Beaton
vintage bromide print, 1926
NPG x40367

x127599

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 21 June 1939
NPG x127599

x127600

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 21 June 1939
NPG x127600

x127601

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 21 June 1939
NPG x127601

x14208

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, 2 May 1953
NPG x14208

x165780

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

by Walter Bird
bromide print on card mount, June 1958
NPG x165780

x199008

The Sitwells

by London Express News and Feature Services
bromide press print, 9 October 1962
NPG x199008

x24246

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1927
NPG x24246

x24247

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1927
NPG x24247

x127556

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 29 September 1933
NPG x127556

x127557

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 29 September 1933
NPG x127557

x24208

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x24208

x24209

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x24209

x24210

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x24210

x24211

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x24211

x24213

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x24213

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