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

(Giles) Lytton Strachey

Sitter in 136 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
vintage snapshot print, 1916
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Garsington visitors

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1916
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Oliver Strachey; Lytton Strachey

by Unknown photographer
bromide snapshot print, May 1917
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Alix Strachey (née Sargant-Florence); Lytton Strachey

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, 1917
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Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, 1917
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Sir John Tresidder Sheppard; Clive Bell; Lytton Strachey

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
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Sir John Tresidder Sheppard; Clive Bell; Lytton Strachey

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
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Garsington visitors

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
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Philip Edward Morrell; Lytton Strachey

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
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Garsington visitors

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
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Lytton Strachey

by Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé
modern print on sepia-toned Veribrom paper, 1918
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Lytton Strachey; Ralph Partridge

probably by Dora Carrington
vintage snapshot print, 1920
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Lytton Strachey

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, circa 1920
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Lytton Strachey; Dora Carrington

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, 1920s
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Michael Llewelyn Davies; Lytton Strachey

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1920
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Michael Llewelyn Davies; Lytton Strachey

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1920
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