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Sir Sacheverell Sitwell, 6th Bt

(1897-1988), Poet and writer

Sitter in 19 portraits
Poet and writer on art and architecture; brother of Dame Edith and Sir Osbert Sitwell; works include Southern Baroque Art (1924), influential in reviving interest in Baroque architecture; lives of Scarlatti and Liszt; wide-ranging cultural and botanical publications; Collected Poems (1936).

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Sir Sacheverell Sitwell, 6th Bt, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39597

Sir Sacheverell Sitwell, 6th Bt

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, December 1951
NPG Ax39597

Sir Sacheverell Sitwell, 6th Bt, by Francis Goodman - NPG x45471

Sir Sacheverell Sitwell, 6th Bt

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, December 1951
NPG x45471

Sir Sacheverell Sitwell, 6th Bt, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x14210

Sir Sacheverell Sitwell, 6th Bt

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, 1953
NPG x14210

Sir Sacheverell Sitwell, 6th Bt, by Lord Snowdon - NPG x132902

Sir Sacheverell Sitwell, 6th Bt

by Lord Snowdon
bromide fibre print, 1958
NPG x132902

Sir Sacheverell Sitwell, 6th Bt, by Derek Parker - NPG x125614

Sir Sacheverell Sitwell, 6th Bt

by Derek Parker
vintage bromide print, circa 1958
NPG x125614

Sir Sacheverell Sitwell, 6th Bt, by Derek Parker - NPG x125618

Sir Sacheverell Sitwell, 6th Bt

by Derek Parker
vintage bromide print, circa 1958
NPG x125618

Sir Sacheverell Sitwell, 6th Bt; Sir Osbert Sitwell; Edith Sitwell, by Unknown photographer - NPG x45791

Sir Sacheverell Sitwell, 6th Bt; Sir Osbert Sitwell; Edith Sitwell

by Unknown photographer
modern bromide print, 9 October 1962
NPG x45791

The Sitwells, by London Express News and Feature Services - NPG x199008

The Sitwells

by London Express News and Feature Services
bromide press print, 9 October 1962
NPG x199008

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Sir Sacheverell Sitwell, 6th Bt

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 7 April 1982
NPG P1923

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Sir Sacheverell Sitwell, 6th Bt

by Gordon Anthony
bromide print, 1936
NPG x40999

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Group at the boat race

probably by Virginia Surtees, or by Sir (Henry) Ashley Clarke
vintage snapshot print, 1 April 1950
NPG x136173

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Sir Sacheverell Sitwell, 6th Bt; Margot Fonteyn

by Virginia Surtees
vintage snapshot print, 1 April 1950
NPG x136223

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