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Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt (1892-1969), Writer

Sitter in 59 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
plaster cast of head, 1994 (1922)
On display in Room 33 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6320

6321

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

by Frank Owen Dobson
bronze head, 1994 (1922)
On display in Room 33 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6321

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Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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

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Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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

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Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

by Unknown photographer
sepia matte print on card mount, 1919
NPG x46608

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Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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

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Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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

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Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

by Cecil Beaton
vintage bromide print, 1926
NPG x40367

x127599

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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

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Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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

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Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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