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Sir Osbert Sitwell

(1892-1969), Writer

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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 Osbert Sitwell, by Nina Hamnett - NPG 5916

Sir Osbert Sitwell

by Nina Hamnett
oil on canvas, circa 1918
NPG 5916

Sir Osbert Sitwell, by Frank Owen Dobson - NPG 6320

Sir Osbert Sitwell

by Frank Owen Dobson
plaster cast of head, 1994 (1922)
NPG 6320

Sir Osbert Sitwell, by Frank Owen Dobson - NPG 6321

Sir Osbert Sitwell

by Frank Owen Dobson
bronze head, 1994 (1922)
NPG 6321

Sir Osbert Sitwell, by Reginald John ('Rex') Whistler - NPG 5009

Sir Osbert Sitwell

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

Sir Osbert Sitwell, by Horst P. Horst - NPG P1662

Sir Osbert Sitwell

by Horst P. Horst
bromide print, 1948
NPG P1662

Sir Osbert Sitwell, by Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé - NPG x45789

Sir Osbert Sitwell

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

Sir Osbert Sitwell, by Unknown photographer - NPG x46608

Sir Osbert Sitwell

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 1919
NPG x46608

Sir Osbert Sitwell, by Maurice Beck and Helen Macgregor - NPG x12506

Sir Osbert Sitwell

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

Sir Osbert Sitwell, by Maurice Beck and Helen Macgregor - NPG x12403

Sir Osbert Sitwell

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

Sir Osbert Sitwell, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x40367

Sir Osbert Sitwell

by Cecil Beaton
vintage bromide print, 1926
NPG x40367

Sir Osbert Sitwell, by Howard Coster - NPG Ax3439

Sir Osbert Sitwell

by Howard Coster
print, 1927
NPG Ax3439

Sir Osbert Sitwell, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x84787

Sir Osbert Sitwell

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 29 September 1933
NPG x84787

Sir Osbert Sitwell, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x84788

Sir Osbert Sitwell

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 29 September 1933
NPG x84788

Sir Osbert Sitwell, by Howard Coster - NPG Ax136116

Sir Osbert Sitwell

by Howard Coster
vintage bromide print, 1934
NPG Ax136116

Sir Osbert Sitwell, by Howard Coster - NPG x24212

Sir Osbert Sitwell

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x24212

Sir Osbert Sitwell, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127599

Sir Osbert Sitwell

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

Sir Osbert Sitwell, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127600

Sir Osbert Sitwell

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

Sir Osbert Sitwell, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127601

Sir Osbert Sitwell

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

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, by Rollie McKenna - NPG x137195

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell

by Rollie McKenna
bromide print, 1950s
NPG x137195

Sir Osbert Sitwell, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x14208

Sir Osbert Sitwell

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

Sir Osbert Sitwell, by Walter Bird - NPG x165780

Sir Osbert Sitwell

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

Sir Sacheverell Sitwell, 6th Bt; Sir Osbert Sitwell; Edith Sitwell, by Unknown photographer - NPG x45791

Sir Sacheverell Sitwell, 6th Bt; Sir Osbert Sitwell; Edith Sitwell

by Unknown photographer
modern bromide print, 9 October 1962
NPG x45791

The Sitwells, by London Express News and Feature Services - NPG x199008

The Sitwells

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

Sir Osbert Sitwell, by Lewis Morley - NPG x46598

Sir Osbert Sitwell

by Lewis Morley
resin print, 1963
NPG x46598

Sir Osbert Sitwell, by Lewis Morley - NPG x47400

Sir Osbert Sitwell

by Lewis Morley
bromide fibre print, 1963
NPG x47400

Sir Osbert Sitwell, by Lewis Morley - NPG x47398

Sir Osbert Sitwell

by Lewis Morley
bromide fibre print, 1963
NPG x47398

Sir Osbert Sitwell, by Lewis Morley - NPG x47399

Sir Osbert Sitwell

by Lewis Morley
resin print, 1963
NPG x47399

Sir Osbert Sitwell, by Derek Parker - NPG x125471

Sir Osbert Sitwell

by Derek Parker
bromide print, 1969
NPG x125471

Sir Osbert Sitwell, by Powys Evans - NPG D1676

Sir Osbert Sitwell

by Powys Evans
pencil, 1920s-1930s
NPG D1676

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Sir Osbert Sitwell

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

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Sir Osbert Sitwell

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

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Sir Osbert Sitwell

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

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Sir Osbert Sitwell

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

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Sir Osbert Sitwell

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

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Sir Osbert Sitwell

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

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Sir Osbert Sitwell

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

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Sir Osbert Sitwell

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

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Sir Osbert Sitwell

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

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Sir Osbert Sitwell

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x24214

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Sir Osbert Sitwell

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x24215

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Sir Osbert Sitwell

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x24216

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Sir Osbert Sitwell

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x24217

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Sir Osbert Sitwell

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x24218

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Sir Osbert Sitwell

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1934
NPG x24219

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Sir Osbert Sitwell

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1934
NPG x24220

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Sir Osbert Sitwell

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1934
NPG x24221

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Sir Osbert Sitwell

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1934
NPG x24222

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Sir Osbert Sitwell

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1934
NPG x24223

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Sir Osbert Sitwell

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1944
NPG x91506

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Sir Osbert Sitwell

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, 1944
NPG x82157

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Edith Sitwell; Sir Osbert Sitwell

by Bill Brandt
bromide print on card mount, 1945
NPG x22477

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Sir Osbert Sitwell; Edith Sitwell

by Ruth Sondak
bromide print, 8 November 1948
NPG x45790

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Sir Osbert Sitwell

by Lewis Morley
bromide print, 1963
NPG x45390

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Sir Osbert Sitwell

by Lewis Morley
resin print, 1963
NPG x46599

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Sir Osbert Sitwell

by Sir (Sacheverell) Reresby Sitwell, 7th Bt
cibachrome print from original transparency, 6 September 1964
NPG x45797

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