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Lytton Strachey

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

(Giles) Lytton Strachey

Sitter in 143 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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Lytton Strachey, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax160933

Lytton Strachey

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, 1915-1916
NPG Ax160933

Lytton Strachey, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax160934

Lytton Strachey

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, 1915-1916
NPG Ax160934

'Picnic in the woods', by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax140441

'Picnic in the woods'

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, September 1915
NPG Ax140441

'Picnic in the woods', by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax140442

'Picnic in the woods'

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, September 1915
NPG Ax140442

'Picnic in the woods', by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax140443

'Picnic in the woods'

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, September 1915
NPG Ax140443

'Picnic in the woods', by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax140444

'Picnic in the woods'

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, September 1915
NPG Ax140444

Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax140445

Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, 1915
NPG Ax140445

Lytton Strachey, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax13006

Lytton Strachey

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, 1915-1916
NPG Ax13006

Lytton Strachey, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax143310

Lytton Strachey

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, 1916
NPG Ax143310

Lytton Strachey, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax143311

Lytton Strachey

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, 1916
NPG Ax143311

Lytton Strachey, by Unknown photographer - NPG x13067

Lytton Strachey

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, 1916
NPG x13067

Garsington visitors, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax140546

Garsington visitors

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1916
NPG Ax140546

Oliver Strachey; Lytton Strachey, by Unknown photographer - NPG x13072

Oliver Strachey; Lytton Strachey

by Unknown photographer
bromide snapshot print, May 1917
NPG x13072

(Giles) Lytton Strachey; Saxon Arnold Sydney-Turner, by Rachel Pearsall Conn ('Ray') Strachey (née Costelloe) - NPG Ax160971

(Giles) Lytton Strachey; Saxon Arnold Sydney-Turner

by Rachel Pearsall Conn ('Ray') Strachey (née Costelloe)
vintage snapshot print, 1917
NPG Ax160971

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