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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
plaster cast of life-mask, 1929
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Edward Sackville-West, 5th Baron Sackville

by Graham Vivian Sutherland
pencil and gouache, 1957
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Group of visitors at Garsington

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1922
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Julian with Garsington visitors

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1922
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'Undergradutes'

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1922
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Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, 1922
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'Sunday Afternoon'

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1923
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'Sunday Afternoon'

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1923
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'Sunday Afternoon'

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1923
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Garsington visitors

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1923
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Garsington visitors

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1923
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Edward Sackville-West, 5th Baron Sackville '(Coursing death' )

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1923-1924
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