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Lytton Strachey (1880-1932), Critic and biographer; son of Sir Richard Strachey

(Giles) Lytton Strachey

Sitter in 138 portraits
Artist associated with 5 portraits
The son of a soldier administrator in the Colonial Service, Strachey went to Trinity College, Cambridge in 1899. While at Cambridge, Strachey joined the ranks of the 'Apostles', a select group including Roger Fry, Maynard Keynes and E.M. Forster. These individuals later formed the nucleus of the Bloomsbury Group, and Strachey remained a central figure throughout the heyday of Old Bloomsbury, prior to the outbreak of the First World War. His iconoclastic biographical essays Eminent Victorians (1918), set a new standard for biography for the twentieth century, and Elizabeth and Essex (1928), about Queen Elizabeth I, was influential in the way it mixed biography with fiction.

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4595

Lytton Strachey

by Simon Bussy
pastel, 1904
NPG 4595

6662

Lytton Strachey

by Dora Carrington
oil on panel, 1916
NPG 6662

6738

Lytton Strachey

by Dora Carrington
pencil, circa 1916
NPG 6738

2215

Lytton Strachey

by Nina Hamnett
chalk, circa 1917
NPG 2215

6842

Lytton Strachey

by Nicolas Clerihew Bentley
ink and watercolour on artist's board, circa 1928-1930
NPG 6842

x13075

Lytton Strachey

by John Smith Hazard
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1883
NPG x13075

x13076

Lytton Strachey

by John Smith Hazard
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1883
NPG x13076

x13077

Lytton Strachey

by John Smith Hazard
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1883
NPG x13077

x13078

Lytton Strachey

by John Smith Hazard
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1883
NPG x13078

x13079

Lytton Strachey

by W. & A.H. Fry (Walter & Allen Hastings Fry)
albumen cabinet card, circa 1885
NPG x13079

x13104

Lytton Strachey

by W. & A.H. Fry (Walter & Allen Hastings Fry)
albumen cabinet card, circa 1885
NPG x13104

x13080

Lytton Strachey

by W. & A.H. Fry (Walter & Allen Hastings Fry)
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1885
NPG x13080

x13110

The Strachey family

by Thomas Fall
albumen print, 1885
NPG x13110

x32166

The Strachey family

by Graystone Bird
albumen print on the photographer's printed mount, circa 1893
NPG x32166

x13119

The Strachey children

by Graystone Bird
albumen print on the photographer's printed mount, circa 1893
NPG x13119

x13122

The Strachey family

by Graystone Bird
albumen print on the photographer's printed mount, circa 1893
NPG x13122

x13121

The Strachey family

by Graystone Bird
albumen print on the photographer's printed mount, circa 1893
NPG x13121

x13084

(Joan) Pernel Strachey; Lytton Strachey

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, 1901-1902
NPG x13084

Ax140334

Lady Ottoline Morrell; Lytton Strachey

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, 1911-1912
NPG Ax140334

Ax140336

Lytton Strachey

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1911-1912
NPG Ax140336

Ax140341

Lady Ottoline Morrell; Lytton Strachey

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, 1911-1912
NPG Ax140341

Ax140317

Lytton Strachey

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1912
NPG Ax140317

x21196

Lytton Strachey

probably by Vanessa Bell (née Stephen)
enlarged snapshot print on card folder, 1913
NPG x21196

x21198

Lytton Strachey

probably by Vanessa Bell (née Stephen)
enlarged snapshot print on card folder, 1913
NPG x21198

x13069

Lytton Strachey

by Unknown photographer
bromide snapshot print, circa 1913
NPG x13069

Ax140441

'Picnic in the woods'

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, September 1915
NPG Ax140441

Ax140442

'Picnic in the woods'

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, September 1915
NPG Ax140442

Ax140443

'Picnic in the woods'

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, September 1915
NPG Ax140443

Ax140444

'Picnic in the woods'

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, September 1915
NPG Ax140444

Ax140445

Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, 1915
NPG Ax140445

Ax13006

Lytton Strachey

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, 1915
NPG Ax13006

Ax143310

Lytton Strachey

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, 1916
NPG Ax143310

Ax143311

Lytton Strachey

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, 1916
NPG Ax143311

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