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Henry Lamb (1883-1960), Painter

Sitter in 20 portraits
Artist of 17 portraits
Australian-born painter. Lamb grew up in Manchester, moving to London in 1905 to study at the Chelsea Art School run by Augustus John and William Orpen. John's drawings were a strong early influence. In 1909, after studying in Paris, Lamb rented a studio in Fitzroy Street and became associated with Sickert and his circle. He was a founder-member of the Camden Town and London Groups. Lamb served as a medical officer in the First World War and as an official war artist in World War II, he painted portraits of soldiers and military attachés. He was a trustee of the National Portrait Gallery from 1942 to 1960.

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Henry Lamb

by Henry Lamb
oil on panel, 1914
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
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Henry Lamb

by Powys Evans
pen and ink, published 1928
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Henry Lamb

by Henry Lamb
pencil, circa 1950
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Henry Lamb

by Henry Lamb
oil on canvas, 1950
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Henry Lamb

by Henry Lamb
pencil and red chalk, 1951
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Henry Lamb

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, Spring 1911
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Henry Lamb

by The One Studio
bromide postcard print, circa 1913
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Henry Lamb

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, September 1924
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Henry Lamb

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, September 1924
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Henry Lamb; Philip Edward Morrell

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, late 1924
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Henry Lamb

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, late 1924
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Henry Lamb

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, late 1924
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Henry Lamb; unknown man; Philip Edward Morrell

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, January 1925
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The Lamb family and Edith Olivier

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1936
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Henry Lamb painting his portrait of L.P. Hartley

by Unknown photographer, for The Times
cream-toned bromide print, 1938
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Henry Lamb

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, 1910s
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Henry Lamb

by The One Studio
bromide postcard print, circa 1913
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Henry Lamb

by Unknown photographer
bromide print
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Henry Lamb

by Unknown photographer
bromide print
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