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Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

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Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt, by Frank Owen Dobson, 1994 (1922) - NPG 6321 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

by Frank Owen Dobson
bronze head, 1994 (1922)
12 3/4 in. (324 mm) high
Purchased, 1995
Primary Collection
NPG 6321


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  • Frank Owen Dobson (1886-1963), Sculptor. Artist of 7 portraits, Sitter in 18 portraits.

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Sitwell sat 'nearly every day for three months' for this portrait, during which his family were planning Facade; a reading of Dame Edith Sitwell's poem, commissioned by Osbert. Dobson designed the backdrop for the performance which took place at the Aeolian Hall in 1923, with music by composer William Walton.

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  • NPG 6320: Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt (original plaster)

Linked publicationsback to top

  • Curtis, Penelope; Funnell, Peter; Kalinsky, Nicola, Return to Life: A New Look at the Portrait Bust, 2000 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 7 February to 30 May 2001), p. 9
  • Gibson, Robin, 20th Century Portraits, 1978 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 9 June - 17 September 1978), p. 46
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 567

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