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Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt, by Nina Hamnett, circa 1918 - NPG 5916 - © The Estate of Nina Hamnett. All Rights Reserved, 2014 / Bridgeman Art Library

© The Estate of Nina Hamnett. All Rights Reserved, 2014 / Bridgeman Art Library

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

by Nina Hamnett
oil on canvas, circa 1918
19 7/8 in. x 16 in. (505 mm x 406 mm)
Purchased, 1987
Primary Collection
NPG 5916


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Artistback to top

  • Nina Hamnett (1890-1956), Painter. Artist of 2 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

This portraitback to top

Writer of fiction, biography, travel books and poetry; the brother of Edith and Sacheverell is best known for his six volume autobiography, Left Hand Right Hand! (1945-62). He and the artist Nina Hamnett were friends, and collaborated on a book of London statues. It is not certain whether the unusual painted frame with its stippled finish was the work of Hamnett or was added by the sitter.

Linked publicationsback to top

  • Bakewell, Michael, Character Sketches: Fitzrovia: London's Bohemia, 1999, p. 54
  • Clerk, Honor, The Sitwells, 1994 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 14 October - 22 January 1995), p. 44
  • Judd, Alan; Crane, David, Character Sketches: First World War Poets, 1997, p. 27
  • Simon, Jacob, The Art of the Picture Frame: Artists, Patrons and the Framing of Portraits in Britain, 1997 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 8 November 1996 - 9 February 1997), p. 80