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Edward Sackville-West, 5th Baron Sackville

(1901-1965), Writer and music critic

Sitter associated with 38 portraits
His best-remembered fictional work is The Rescue: a Melodrama for Broadcasting (1943) for which Benjamin Britten produced a score. He contributed his first 'Gramophone Notes' to the New Statesman in 1835, and for the next twenty years he became one of the most respected music critics of his generation. In 1945 he bought a home in Dorset where, with the music critic Desmond Shawe-Taylor, the painter Eardley Knollys and the literary critic Raymond Mortimer, he established a male 'salon', entertaining friends from the worlds of books and music. It was there that Sackville-West and Shawe-Taylor compiled their famous Record Guide, first published in 1951.

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Edward Sackville-West, 5th Baron Sackville, by Paul Hamann - NPG 6071

Edward Sackville-West, 5th Baron Sackville

by Paul Hamann
plaster cast of life-mask, 1929
NPG 6071

Edward Sackville-West, 5th Baron Sackville, by Graham Vivian Sutherland - NPG 5336

Edward Sackville-West, 5th Baron Sackville

by Graham Vivian Sutherland
pencil and gouache, 1957
NPG 5336

Group of visitors at Garsington, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141276

Group of visitors at Garsington

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1922
NPG Ax141276

Julian with Garsington visitors, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141277

Julian with Garsington visitors

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1922
NPG Ax141277

'Undergradutes', by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141278

'Undergradutes'

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1922
NPG Ax141278

Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax141359

Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, 1922
NPG Ax141359

'Sunday Afternoon', by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141427

'Sunday Afternoon'

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1923
NPG Ax141427

'Sunday Afternoon', by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141428

'Sunday Afternoon'

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1923
NPG Ax141428

'Sunday Afternoon', by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141429

'Sunday Afternoon'

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1923
NPG Ax141429

Garsington visitors, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141447

Garsington visitors

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1923
NPG Ax141447

Garsington visitors, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141462

Garsington visitors

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1923
NPG Ax141462

Edward Sackville-West, 5th Baron Sackville ('Coursing death'), by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141651

Edward Sackville-West, 5th Baron Sackville ('Coursing death')

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1923-1924
NPG Ax141651

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