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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 agrees and admires' (Lytton Strachey; W.B. Yeats), by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG x143307

'Lytton agrees and admires' (Lytton Strachey; W.B. Yeats)

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
snapshot print enlargement, 1931
NPG x143307

Lytton Strachey, by Rachel Pearsall Conn ('Ray') Strachey (née Costelloe) - NPG D236

Lytton Strachey

by Rachel Pearsall Conn ('Ray') Strachey (née Costelloe)
oil on board, circa 1925-1930
NPG D236

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The Strachey family

by Graystone Bird
albumen print on the photographer's printed mount, circa 1893
NPG x13120

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Lytton Strachey as Dr. Watson

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, 1900s
NPG Ax13000

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Lytton Strachey as Proust

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, 1900s
NPG Ax13001

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Lytton Strachey

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, 1900s
NPG Ax13002

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Lytton Strachey

by Unknown photographer
bromide snapshot print, 1901-1902
NPG x13085

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Unknown man; Lady Ottoline Morrell; Virginia Woolf; Lytton Strachey

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, 1910
NPG Ax13011

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Lytton Strachey

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1911-1912
NPG Ax13007

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Lytton Strachey

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, circa 1912
NPG Ax13003

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Lytton Strachey

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, circa 1912
NPG Ax13004

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Lytton Strachey

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, circa 1912
NPG Ax13009

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Lytton Strachey

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, circa 1912
NPG Ax13010

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Lytton Strachey

by Unknown photographer
passport photograph, circa 1912
NPG Ax13016

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Lytton Strachey

probably by Vanessa Bell (née Stephen)
enlarged snapshot print on card folder, 1913
NPG x21197

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Lytton Strachey

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, circa 1914
NPG Ax13008

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Lytton Strachey

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, circa 1920
NPG Ax13014

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Lytton Strachey

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, circa 1920
NPG Ax13015

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Lytton Strachey; Raymond Mortimerand two others

by Unknown photographer
bromide snapshot print, early 1920s
NPG Ax13031

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