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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 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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