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97 Portraits in set: Cecil Beaton sketchbooks and drawings, circa 1910-80

25 sketchbooks and notebooks of Cecil Beaton, including his 'television sketchbooks' which contain pencil sketches and caricatures of personalities and popular figures apparently drawn from the television during the 1960s and 1970s. The collection also includes 52 loose drawings and rough sketches, in pencil, pen and ink and watercolour, that Beaton made between the 1930s and 1970s. These drawings represent an assortment of royal, society and theatrical figures, and include some non-portrait subjects.

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D3631

Ninnie Collard

by Cecil Beaton
pencil, after 1913
NPG D3631

D3642

Possibly William Egerton Hine

by Cecil Beaton
pen and ink, circa 1918
NPG D3642

D3613

Gaby Deslys as The Charm of Paris in 'New Aladdin'

by Cecil Beaton
pen and ink and wash with glitter, circa 1930
NPG D3613

D3616

King George V; Queen Mary

by Cecil Beaton
pen, brush and ink, 1935
NPG D3616

D3620

Costume Design

by Cecil Beaton
pen and ink and wash, circa 1935
NPG D3620

D3618

Cecil Beaton's New York

by Cecil Beaton
watercolour on red card, 1937
NPG D3618

D17958(8)

Unknown woman

by Cecil Beaton
pen and ink, 1937?
NPG D17958(8)

D3624

'New York Impressions'

by Cecil Beaton
pen and ink and wash with collage, published 1937
NPG D3624

D3623

A lady of fashion of circa 1910

by Cecil Beaton
ink and wash, published 1954
NPG D3623

D17953(44)

Coco Chanel

by Cecil Beaton
pencil, 1960s?
NPG D17953(44)

D3621

Probably costume designs for 'Turandot'

by Cecil Beaton
pen and ink, probably early 1960s
NPG D3621

D17953(45)

Coco Chanel

by Cecil Beaton
pencil, 1960s?
NPG D17953(45)

D17947(9)

Malcolm Muggeridge

by Cecil Beaton
pencil, 1969
NPG D17947(9)