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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 Frank Owen Dobson - NPG 6320

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt, by Reginald John ('Rex') Whistler - NPG 5009

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt, by Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé - NPG x45789

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt, by Maurice Beck and Helen Macgregor - NPG x12506

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt, by Maurice Beck and Helen Macgregor - NPG x12403

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x40367

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

by Cecil Beaton
vintage bromide print, 1926
NPG x40367

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127599

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127600

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127601

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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 (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x14208

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt, by Walter Bird - NPG x165780

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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

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

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Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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

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Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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

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Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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

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Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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

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Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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

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Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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

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Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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

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Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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

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Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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

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Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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

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Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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

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Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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

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Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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

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Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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

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Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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

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Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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

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Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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

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Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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

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Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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

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Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1944
NPG x91506

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Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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

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Edith Sitwell; Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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

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Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt; Edith Sitwell

by Ruth Sondak
bromide print, 8 November 1948
NPG x45790

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Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

by Lewis Morley
bromide print, 1963
NPG x45390

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Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

by Lewis Morley
resin print, 1963
NPG x46599

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Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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

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