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Dame (Emilie) Rose Macaulay (1881-1958), Author

Sitter in 6 portraits
Macaulay's best-known novel was her last, the semi-autobiographical The Towers of Trebizond (1956), which interwove many elements of previous works, including topical satire, history and decaying civilisation. After reading history at Oxford, Macaulay published the first of twenty-three novels in 1906, a family drama called Abbots Verney. During the 1940s, Macaulay concentrated on journalism returning to fiction with the novel The World of my Wilderness (1950), which centred on ruined lives and ruins, a theme Macaulay explored further in the travel book Pleasure of Ruins (1953).

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Dame (Emilie) Rose Macaulay

by Cecil Beaton
vintage bromide print on white card mount, March 1958
NPG P869(19)


Dame (Emilie) Rose Macaulay

copy by Elliott & Fry
vintage print
NPG x90443


Dame (Emilie) Rose Macaulay

copy by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative
NPG x82005


Dame (Emilie) Rose Macaulay

by Howard Instead
matte bromide print, early 1920s
NPG Ax20446


Dame (Emilie) Rose Macaulay

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print
NPG x20193


Dame (Emilie) Rose Macaulay

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 1950s
NPG x20441