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Gustav Holst (1874-1934), Composer

Gustav Theodore Holst

Sitter associated with 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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4273

Gustav Holst

by Millicent Woodforde
oil on canvas, 1910
NPG 4273

P109

Gustav Holst

by Herbert Lambert
bromide print, 1923
NPG P109

Ax7745

Gustav Holst

by Herbert Lambert
photogravure, circa 1921
NPG Ax7745

x18543

Gustav Holst

by Martha Stern
bromide print, late 1920s
NPG x18543

x18542

Gustav Holst

by Martha Stern
bromide print, late 1920s
NPG x18542

x18544

Gustav Holst

by Martha Stern
bromide print, late 1920s
NPG x18544

x126815

Gustav Holst

by Martha Stern
bromide print, late 1920s
NPG x126815

x126816

Gustav Holst

by Martha Stern
bromide print, late 1920s
NPG x126816

D20559

Gustav Holst

by Harry Lawrence Oakley
cut paper silhouette, 1929
NPG D20559

x82024

Gustav Holst

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

x82025

Gustav Holst

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

x82026

Gustav Holst

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

x82027

Gustav Holst

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