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Sir William Turner Walton

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Sir William Turner Walton, by Cecil Beaton, 1926 - NPG P55 - © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London

© Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London

Sir William Turner Walton

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1926
11 3/8 in. x 9 3/8 in. (289 mm x 238 mm)
Purchased, 1978
Primary Collection
NPG P55


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  • Cecil Beaton (1904-1980), Photographer, designer and writer. Artist associated with 1078 portraits, Sitter associated with 347 portraits.

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This photograph was taken the year Walton's overture Portsmouth Point was premiered in Zürich to great acclaim. In this portrait, the cubist design of Beaton's hand-painted background refers to Walton's reputation as a modernist.

Linked publicationsback to top

  • Clerk, Honor, The Sitwells, 1994 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 14 October - 22 January 1995), p. 76
  • Pepper, Terence, Beaton Portraits, 2004 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 5 February to 31 May 2004), p. 28
  • Rogers, Malcolm, Camera Portraits, 1989 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 20 October 1989 - 21 January 1990), p. 199
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 641

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