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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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Ninnie Collard, by Cecil Beaton - NPG D3631

Ninnie Collard

by Cecil Beaton
pencil, after 1913
NPG D3631

Possibly William Egerton Hine, by Cecil Beaton - NPG D3642

Possibly William Egerton Hine

by Cecil Beaton
pen and ink, circa 1918
NPG D3642

Sarah Bernhardt, by Cecil Beaton - NPG D3634

Sarah Bernhardt

by Cecil Beaton
pen and ink
NPG D3634

Gaby Deslys as The Charm of Paris in 'New Aladdin', by Cecil Beaton - NPG 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

Design, by Cecil Beaton - NPG D3625

Design

by Cecil Beaton
pen and ink, published 1930
NPG D3625

King George V; Queen Mary, by Cecil Beaton - NPG D3616

King George V; Queen Mary

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

Costume Design, by Cecil Beaton - NPG D3620

Costume Design

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

Cecil Beaton's New York, by Cecil Beaton - NPG D3618

Cecil Beaton's New York

by Cecil Beaton
watercolour on red card, 1937
NPG D3618

Unknown woman, by Cecil Beaton - NPG D17958(8)

Unknown woman

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

'New York Impressions', by Cecil Beaton - NPG D3624

'New York Impressions'

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

Queen Elizabeth II, by Cecil Beaton - NPG D3614

Queen Elizabeth II

by Cecil Beaton
brush and ink, 1953
NPG D3614

A lady of fashion of circa 1910, by Cecil Beaton - NPG D3623

A lady of fashion of circa 1910

by Cecil Beaton
ink and wash, published 1954
NPG D3623