Lytton Strachey

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Lytton Strachey, by Dora Carrington, 1916 - NPG 6662 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Lytton Strachey

by Dora Carrington
oil on panel, 1916
20 in. x 24 in. (508 mm x 609 mm)
Bequeathed by Frances Catherine Partridge (née Marshall), 2004
Primary Collection
NPG 6662


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  • (Giles) Lytton Strachey (1880-1932), Critic and biographer; son of Sir Richard Strachey. Sitter in 136 portraits, Artist associated with 5 portraits.

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  • Dora Carrington (1893-1932), Artist. Artist associated with 10 portraits, Sitter in 17 portraits.

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In the First World War, when this portrait was made, he was a conscientious objector. He wrote for various journals and magazines while his Eminent Victorians (1918), with essays on Cardinal Manning, Florence Nightingale and General Gordon, made his name and set standards for literary biography for the twentieth century.

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