Search the Collection

Sir Harold Mario Mitchell Acton (1904-1994), Author

Sitter in 5 portraits
Author and aesthete, Harold Acton was a notable figure at Oxford in the 1920s and went on to teach at the National University in Peking. After the War, La Pietra, his family home in Florence, became a magnet both for connoisseurs and the intellectual ex-patriate community.

List Thumbnail

6255

Sir Harold Mario Mitchell Acton

by John Banting
carbon ink and pencil, circa 1930
NPG 6255

5850

Sir Harold Mario Mitchell Acton

by John Stanton Ward
pencil and watercolour, 1985
NPG 5850

x14000

Sir Harold Mario Mitchell Acton

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, 1949
NPG x14000

x136788

Sir Harold Mario Mitchell Acton

by Matthew R. Lewis
vintage bromide print, circa 1989
NPG x136788

x76900

Sir Harold Mario Mitchell Acton

by George Wright
bromide fibre print, May 1989
NPG x76900