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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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Dora Carrington; Saxon Arnold Sydney-Turner; Ralph Partridge; Lytton Strachey, by Frances Catherine Partridge (née Marshall) - NPG x13137

Dora Carrington; Saxon Arnold Sydney-Turner; Ralph Partridge; Lytton Strachey

by Frances Catherine Partridge (née Marshall)
vintage snapshot print, 1926-1927
NPG x13137

Marjorie Strachey; Lytton Strachey, by Unknown photographer - NPG x13081

Marjorie Strachey; Lytton Strachey

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, circa 1928
NPG x13081

Lytton Strachey, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax143220

Lytton Strachey

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1929
NPG Ax143220

Lytton Strachey, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax143220a

Lytton Strachey

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1929
NPG Ax143220a

Lytton Strachey, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG x13070

Lytton Strachey

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
bromide postcard snapshot, 1929
NPG x13070

Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends, possibly by Philip Edward Morrell - NPG Ax143288

Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends

possibly by Philip Edward Morrell
vintage snapshot print, late 1930
NPG Ax143288

Lytton Strachey, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax143309

Lytton Strachey

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, circa 1930
NPG Ax143309

Lytton Strachey, by Unknown photographer - NPG x13071

Lytton Strachey

by Unknown photographer
bromide snapshot print, circa 1930
NPG x13071

Lytton Strachey; W.B. Yeats, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax143305

Lytton Strachey; W.B. Yeats

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1931
NPG Ax143305

Lytton Strachey; W.B. Yeats, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax143306

Lytton Strachey; W.B. Yeats

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1931
NPG Ax143306

Lytton Strachey; W.B. Yeats, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax143308

Lytton Strachey; W.B. Yeats

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1931
NPG Ax143308

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

Ghost Seen at Denham ((Giles) Lytton Strachey; Dame Anna Neagle), after Anthony Wysard - NPG D45907

Ghost Seen at Denham ((Giles) Lytton Strachey; Dame Anna Neagle)

after Anthony Wysard
colour relief halftone, published in 'The Tatler' 29 September 1937
On display in the Room 25: wall case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG D45907

Lytton Strachey, by Nicolas Clerihew Bentley - NPG 6842

Lytton Strachey

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

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