Oliver Strachey

1 portrait of Oliver Strachey

Oliver Strachey, by Rachel Pearsall Conn ('Ray') Strachey (née Costelloe), circa 1928 - NPG x88557 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Oliver Strachey

by Rachel Pearsall Conn ('Ray') Strachey (née Costelloe)
4 1/2 x 3 1/4 inch negative, circa 1928
Given by Barbara Strachey (Hultin, later Halpern), 1999
Photographs Collection
NPG x88557


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  • Oliver Strachey (1874-1960), Musician, civil servant and author; cryptographer. Sitter in 37 portraits, Artist associated with 1 portrait.

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Jennifer Holmes

27 August 2015, 19:06

I am not convinced by the dating of this. Oliver was 54 in 1928 but this is the picture of a much younger man (compare the photos of him in the 1930s such as Ax160951 and NPGx88557. I would date it as no later than 1920 and very possibly as early as 1911 (the earliest possible date, given that the photo was taken by his wife, who only met him in 1911).

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