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Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966), Novelist

Sitter associated with 53 portraits
Novelist famed for his satirical observations and black humour in works such as Vile Bodies (1930) and Scoop (1938). Waugh wrote the romantically nostalgic Brideshead Revisited (1945) and a trilogy of war novels Sword of Honour (1952-61).

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5218

Unknown man, formerly known as Evelyn Waugh

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, circa 1918-1919
NPG 5218

6330

Evelyn Waugh

by Feliks Topolski
pencil, circa 1960
NPG 6330

P256

Evelyn Waugh

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1964
NPG P256

P490(84)

Evelyn Waugh

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1964
NPG P490(84)

x40397

Evelyn Waugh

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1920s
NPG x40397

Ax136101

Evelyn Waugh

by Howard Coster
vintage bromide print, 1930
NPG Ax136101

x14410

Evelyn Waugh

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1930
NPG x14410

x14411

Evelyn Waugh

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1930
NPG x14411

x14416

Evelyn Waugh

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1930
NPG x14416

x29849

Evelyn Waugh

by Madame Yevonde
bromide print, 1937
NPG x29849

x29850

Evelyn Waugh

by Madame Yevonde
bromide print, 1937
NPG x29850

x194331

Evelyn Waugh

by Howard Coster
vintage print, circa 1940
NPG x194331

x14408

Evelyn Waugh

by Howard Coster
quarter-plate film negative, 1942
NPG x14408

x29852

Evelyn Waugh still life composition

by Madame Yevonde
bromide print, 4 February 1948
NPG x29852

x13964

Evelyn Waugh

by Madame Yevonde
matte bromide print on velvet card mount, 4 February 1948
NPG x13964

x13965

Evelyn Waugh

by Madame Yevonde
bromide print on card mount, 1951
NPG x13965

x29851

Evelyn Waugh

by Madame Yevonde
bromide print, 19 January 1951
NPG x29851

x28638

Evelyn Waugh with his family

by Jane Bown
bromide print, 1951
NPG x28638

x14230

Evelyn Waugh

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, April 1955
NPG x14230

x40396

Evelyn Waugh

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on card mount, April 1955
NPG x40396

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