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Arnold Joseph Toynbee (1889-1975), Historian and nephew of Arnold Toynbee

Sitter in 12 portraits
Director of Studies at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (RIIA) from 1925 until 1955 and co-editor of the RIIA's annual Survey of International Affairs. Toynbee worked for British Intelligence during World War I and served as a delegate to the Paris Peace Conference in 1919. During World War II, he again worked for the Foreign Office and attended the post-war peace talks. The publication of an abridgement of the first six volumes of his A Study of History in 1946 earned him a level of public recognition not matched by any other historian of his time. His influence was short lived however, and his work gradually faded from view.

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5208

Arnold Joseph Toynbee

by Euphrosyne ('Effie') Stillman
wax medallion, 1893
NPG 5208

P490(77)

Arnold Joseph Toynbee

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1955
NPG P490(77)

x167182

Arnold Joseph Toynbee

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, November 1945
NPG x167182

x86049

Arnold Joseph Toynbee

by Elliott & Fry
quarter-plate glass negative, 1955
NPG x86049

x167183

Arnold Joseph Toynbee

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 1959
NPG x167183

x165989

Arnold Joseph Toynbee

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 1 October 1969
NPG x165989

x165990

Arnold Joseph Toynbee

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 1 October 1969
NPG x165990

x12951

Arnold Joseph Toynbee

by Fay Godwin
bromide fibre print, 1974
NPG x12951

P1399

Arnold Joseph Toynbee; Philip Toynbee

by Irving Penn
gelatin silver print, 1958
NPG P1399

x187557

Arnold Joseph Toynbee

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, November 1945
NPG x187557

x187558

Arnold Joseph Toynbee

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, November 1945
NPG x187558