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L.P. Hartley (1895-1972), Novelist and critic

Leslie Poles ('L.P.') Hartley

Sitter in 39 portraits
Author and critic. L.P. Hartley's reputation was established with collections of short stories published from the mid-1920s, but it was the Eustace and Hilda trilogy (1944-7) that won him critical admiration. His best-known novel, The Go-Between (1953) reached a wide audience with Joseph Losey's film adaptation in 1970.

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6401

L.P. Hartley

by Henry Lamb
oil on canvas, 1938
NPG 6401

6426

L.P. Hartley

by (Arthur) Derek Hill
oil on canvas, circa 1965
NPG 6426

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Julian with Garsington visitors

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1922
NPG Ax141277

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Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, 1922
NPG Ax141359

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'Sunday Afternoon'

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1923
NPG Ax141427

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'Sunday Afternoon'

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1923
NPG Ax141428

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'Sunday Afternoon'

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1923
NPG Ax141429

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Garsington visitors

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

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L.P. Hartley

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1924
NPG Ax141561

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Sir Maurice Bowra; Sylvester Govett Gates; L.P. Hartley

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1924
NPG Ax141548

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Lord David Cecil; L.P. Hartley

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1924
NPG Ax141551

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Hon. Robert Gathorne-Hardy; Lord David Cecil; L.P. Hartley

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1924
NPG Ax141554

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'Watching tennis'

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1924
NPG Ax141573