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Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

(1892-1969), Writer

Sitter in 60 portraits
He joined the army in 1911 and served throughout the First World War. His early poetry, such as The Winstonburg Line (1919), is pacifist in tone. He was a staunch supporter of the avant-garde poetry of Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot, and was a patron of the young William Walton, for whose Belshazzar's Feast he wrote the libretto in 1926. His travel writing includes Winters of Discontent(1932), about Italy, and Escape with me! (1939) on China and the Far East. His five-volume autobiography Left-Hand, Right Hand (1944-50) is considered his masterpiece.

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Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt, by Frank Owen Dobson - NPG 6320

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

by Frank Owen Dobson
plaster cast of head, 1994 (1922)
NPG 6320

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt, by Reginald John ('Rex') Whistler - NPG 5009

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

by Reginald John ('Rex') Whistler
pencil and watercolour, 1935
NPG 5009

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt, by Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé - NPG x45789

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

by Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé
modern bromide print, 1918
NPG x45789

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt, by Maurice Beck and Helen Macgregor - NPG x12506

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

by Maurice Beck and Helen Macgregor
bromide print, 1920s
NPG x12506

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt, by Maurice Beck and Helen Macgregor - NPG x12403

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

by Maurice Beck and Helen Macgregor
bromide print, early 1920s
NPG x12403

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x40367

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

by Cecil Beaton
vintage bromide print, 1926
NPG x40367

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127599

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 21 June 1939
NPG x127599

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127600

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 21 June 1939
NPG x127600

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127601

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 21 June 1939
NPG x127601

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, by Rollie McKenna - NPG x137195

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell

by Rollie McKenna
bromide print, 1950s
NPG x137195

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