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Elinor Glyn (nee Sutherland)

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Elinor Glyn (nee Sutherland), by Arnold Mason, 1942 - NPG 4283 - © estate of Arnold Mason / National Portrait Gallery, London

© estate of Arnold Mason / National Portrait Gallery, London

Elinor Glyn (nee Sutherland)

by Arnold Mason
oil on canvas, 1942
25 in. x 30 in. (635 mm x 762 mm)
Purchased, 1962
Primary Collection
NPG 4283


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  • Arnold Mason (1885-1963). Artist of 1 portrait, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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The younger sister of Lady Duff Gordon, the couturier, Elinor Glyn (née Sutherland) was a novelist, screenplay writer and film director. Her first novel, The Visits of Elizabeth (1900), launched her career as a romantic novelist, but she is best known for Three Weeks (1907), through which she achieved fame and notoriety. Married to Clayton Louis Glyn, she had affairs with Lord Curzon and Lord Milner, but her love was unrequited.

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