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Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944), Architect and President of the Royal Academy

Sitter associated with 28 portraits
Born in London in 1869. He studied as a pupil under Ernest George until he established his own practice. Shortly after establishing his practice he met Gertrude Jekyll who collaborated on the landscape portion of many of his subsequent commissions and through her social connections, helped Lutyens accumulate many more commissions. Best known for his romantic country houses and designs for New Delhi (1913-30), Lutyen's also designed a number of war memorials including the Cenotaph (1919). His ambitious designs for Liverpool's Roman Catholic cathedral were never completed. Knighted in 1918, received the Gold Medal of the RIBA in 1921 and was made President of the Royal Academy in 1938.

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3876

Sir Edwin Lutyens

by Sir William Rothenstein
sanguine and black and white chalk, 1922
NPG 3876

3672

Sir Edwin Lutyens

by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge
ink and wash, study for drawing published in Punch 20 July 1927
NPG 3672

5429

Sir Edwin Lutyens

by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge
pencil, pen and ink, heightened with white, circa 1927
NPG 5429

3664a

Sir Edwin Lutyens

by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge
pencil, study for Punch 20 July 1927
NPG 3664a

3192

Sir Edwin Lutyens

by Unknown artist
bronze death-mask, 1944
NPG 3192

4481

Sir Edwin Lutyens

by Robert Lutyens
oil on canvas, 1959
NPG 4481

x90383

Sir Edwin Lutyens

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print
NPG x90383

x90384

Sir Edwin Lutyens

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print
NPG x90384

x14274

Sir Edwin Lutyens

by Unknown photographer
print, circa 1920
NPG x14274

x162431

Sir Edwin Lutyens

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1924
NPG x162431

x31551

Sir Edwin Lutyens

by Walter Stoneman
whole-plate glass negative, 1924
NPG x31551

x31565

Sir Edwin Lutyens

by Walter Stoneman
whole-plate glass negative, 1924
NPG x31565

x21926

Sir Edwin Lutyens

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, November 1934
NPG x21926

x14400

Sir Edwin Lutyens

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1942
NPG x14400

x14401

Sir Edwin Lutyens

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1942
NPG x14401

x14402

Sir Edwin Lutyens

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1942
NPG x14402

x14403

Sir Edwin Lutyens

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1942
NPG x14403

x14404

Sir Edwin Lutyens

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1942
NPG x14404

x14405

Sir Edwin Lutyens

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1942
NPG x14405

x14406

Sir Edwin Lutyens

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1942
NPG x14406

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