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Gustav Holst

(1874-1934), Composer

Gustav Theodore Holst

Sitter in 13 portraits
Composer and teacher, born in Cheltenham to a musical family of Swedish extraction. In 1893 he entered the Royal College of Music where he met Ralph Vaughan Williams, a lifelong friend and musical influence. Holst is best known for the orchestral suite The Planets (completed in 1916 but not performed in full until 1920). Holst was associated with the English folksong revival and with contemporary developments in European music, he also found inspiration in Hindu mysticism, music from the Tudor period and English poetry.

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Gustav Holst, by Millicent Woodforde - NPG 4273

Gustav Holst

by Millicent Woodforde
oil on canvas, 1910
NPG 4273

Gustav Holst, by Herbert Lambert - NPG P109

Gustav Holst

by Herbert Lambert
bromide print, 1923
NPG P109

Gustav Holst, by Herbert Lambert - NPG Ax7745

Gustav Holst

by Herbert Lambert
photogravure, circa 1921
NPG Ax7745

Gustav Holst, by Martha Stern - NPG x18543

Gustav Holst

by Martha Stern
bromide print, late 1920s
NPG x18543

Gustav Holst, by Martha Stern - NPG x18542

Gustav Holst

by Martha Stern
bromide print, late 1920s
NPG x18542

Gustav Holst, by Martha Stern - NPG x18544

Gustav Holst

by Martha Stern
bromide print, late 1920s
NPG x18544

Gustav Holst, by Martha Stern - NPG x126815

Gustav Holst

by Martha Stern
bromide print, late 1920s
NPG x126815

Gustav Holst, by Martha Stern - NPG x126816

Gustav Holst

by Martha Stern
bromide print, late 1920s
NPG x126816

Gustav Holst, by Harry Lawrence Oakley - NPG D20559

Gustav Holst

by Harry Lawrence Oakley
cut paper silhouette, 1929
NPG D20559

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Gustav Holst

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, 1942
NPG x82024

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Gustav Holst

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, 1942
NPG x82025

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Gustav Holst

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, 1942
NPG x82026

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Gustav Holst

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, 1942
NPG x82027

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