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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 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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