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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 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

x24219

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

x91506

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1944
NPG x91506

x82157

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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

x22477

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

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

x45790

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

by Ruth Sondak
bromide print, 8 November 1948
NPG x45790

x137195

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell

by Rollie McKenna
bromide print, 1950s
NPG x137195

x45390

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

by Lewis Morley
bromide print, 1963
NPG x45390

x46599

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

by Lewis Morley
resin print, 1963
NPG x46599

x45797

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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