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Auberon Waugh (1939-2001), Journalist and author; son of Evelyn Waugh

Auberon Alexander Waugh

Sitter in 18 portraits
The eldest son of the novelist and right-wing Catholic, Evelyn Waugh, he was educated at Downside, turned down a scholarship to Oxford, and went into the Royal Horse Guards. He served in Cyprus, and was invalided out after an accident which permanently damaged his lungs. He wrote five novels, but it was as a writer on the Spectator in the 1960s, in his 'Diary' in Private Eye (1972-86), and his column in the Daily Telegraph, that he established a reputation for verbal caricature that was fantastical, anti-modernist and politically eccentric. He was also a writer on wine and chess. He was the founder of the Literary Review, and its editor-in-chief when he died.

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Auberon Waugh

by Mark Boxer
ink, 1970s
NPG 5920(24)


Private Eye

by Gerald Scarfe
pen and indian ink, 1972
NPG 6433


Evelyn Waugh with his family

by Jane Bown
bromide print, 1951
NPG x28638


Evelyn Waugh with his family

by Mark Gerson
cibachrome print from original transparency, March 1959
NPG x88242


Evelyn Waugh with his family and two Italian servants

by Mark Gerson
cibachrome print from original transparency, March 1959
NPG x88245


Auberon Waugh

by Madame Yevonde
black and white reprint on card mount, 1960s
NPG x131752


Auberon Waugh

by Lewis Morley
resin print, 1960s
NPG x125243


Auberon Waugh

by Lewis Morley
toned bromide print, 1960s
NPG x125244


Auberon Waugh

by Lewis Morley
toned bromide print, 1960s
NPG x125245


Auberon Waugh

by Eric Hands
modern bromide print from original negative, 1979
NPG x133198


Auberon Waugh

by John Swannell
Iris print, 1982
NPG x87613


Auberon Waugh

by Jillian Edelstein
cibachrome print, 1989
NPG x34154


Auberon Waugh

by Harry Borden
bromide print, 31 October 1997
NPG x87887


Auberon Alexander Waugh

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 21 April 1983
NPG P1933


Evelyn Waugh with his family

by Mark Gerson
colour print, 1959
NPG x76585


Auberon Waugh

by John Swannell
bromide print, 1982
NPG x35973

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