Lady Ottoline Morrell

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Lady Ottoline Morrell, by George Charles Beresford, 4 June 1903 - NPG P1006 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lady Ottoline Morrell

by George Charles Beresford
platinum print on photographer's card mount, 4 June 1903
5 7/8 in. x 4 1/4 in. (147 mm x 107 mm)
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Dame Helen Gardner Bequest, 2003
Primary Collection
NPG P1006


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  • Lady Ottoline Morrell (1873-1938), Patron of the arts; half-sister of 6th Duke of Portland; wife of Philip Edward Morrell. Sitter associated with 595 portraits, Artist associated with 1699 portraits.

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Beresford's portrait of Ottoline Morrell was taken at the studio he opened at 20 Yeoman's Row, Brompton Road, Knightsbridge. This is one of four poses in the collection. Beresford is best-known for his portraits of Virginia Woolf in a similar pose taken the previous year. In 1932 he retired from photography to become an antique dealer. Beresford's autobiographical book Schooldays with Kipling was published in 1936. Kipling used Beresford's character as the original M'Turk in his book Stalky and Co. (1899).

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