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Herbert Lambert

(1881-1936), Photographer; managing director of Elliott & Fry, 1926-1936

Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist associated with 56 portraits
Lambert worked primarily from Bath, but he also had studios in Bristol and London. He was appointed Managing Director of Elliott & Fry in 1926. He specialised in portraits of musicians, publishing his Modern British Composers in 1923. Lambert had a mastery of lighting and a striking ability to create a harmonious atmosphere within a composition.

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John Nicholson Ireland, by Herbert Lambert - NPG P105

John Nicholson Ireland

by Herbert Lambert
bromide print, circa 1920
NPG P105

G.K. Chesterton, by Herbert Lambert - NPG P1318

G.K. Chesterton

by Herbert Lambert
gelatin silver print, 1920s
NPG P1318

Gustav Holst, by Herbert Lambert - NPG P109

Gustav Holst

by Herbert Lambert
bromide print, 1921
NPG P109

Rutland Boughton, by Herbert Lambert - NPG P111

Rutland Boughton

by Herbert Lambert
bromide print, circa 1922
NPG P111

Roger Quilter, by Herbert Lambert - NPG P110

Roger Quilter

by Herbert Lambert
bromide print, circa 1922
NPG P110

Arnold Dolmetsch, by Herbert Lambert - NPG P108

Arnold Dolmetsch

by Herbert Lambert
bromide print, circa 1925
NPG P108

Mary Seton Watts (née Fraser-Tytler), by Herbert Lambert - NPG x1586

Mary Seton Watts (née Fraser-Tytler)

by Herbert Lambert
bromide print on card mount, early 1920s
NPG x1586

Ralph Vaughan Williams, by Herbert Lambert - NPG Ax7744

Ralph Vaughan Williams

by Herbert Lambert
photogravure, early 1920s
NPG Ax7744

Thomas Frederick Dunhill, by Herbert Lambert - NPG x87142

Thomas Frederick Dunhill

by Herbert Lambert
bromide print, 1920-1936
NPG x87142

Marcus Adams, by Herbert Lambert - NPG x199827

Marcus Adams

by Herbert Lambert
gelatin silver print, 1920
NPG x199827

Marcus Adams, by Herbert Lambert - NPG x199828

Marcus Adams

by Herbert Lambert
gelatin silver print on photographer's folder, 1920
NPG x199828

Gustav Holst, by Herbert Lambert - NPG Ax7745

Gustav Holst

by Herbert Lambert
photogravure, circa 1921
NPG Ax7745

Dame Ethel Mary Smyth, by Herbert Lambert - NPG Ax7742

Dame Ethel Mary Smyth

by Herbert Lambert
photogravure, circa 1922
NPG Ax7742

Sir Edward Elgar, Bt, by Herbert Lambert - NPG Ax7741

Sir Edward Elgar, Bt

by Herbert Lambert
photogravure, circa 1922
NPG Ax7741

Sir Granville Bantock, by Herbert Lambert - NPG Ax7743

Sir Granville Bantock

by Herbert Lambert
photogravure, circa 1922
NPG Ax7743

Roger Quilter, by Herbert Lambert - NPG Ax7746

Roger Quilter

by Herbert Lambert
photogravure, circa 1922
NPG Ax7746

Rutland Boughton, by Herbert Lambert - NPG Ax7747

Rutland Boughton

by Herbert Lambert
photogravure, circa 1922
NPG Ax7747

Josef Holbrooke, by Herbert Lambert - NPG Ax7748

Josef Holbrooke

by Herbert Lambert
photogravure, circa 1922
NPG Ax7748

Frank Bridge, by Herbert Lambert - NPG Ax7749

Frank Bridge

by Herbert Lambert
photogravure, circa 1922
NPG Ax7749

Cyril Scott, by Herbert Lambert - NPG Ax7750

Cyril Scott

by Herbert Lambert
photogravure, circa 1922
NPG Ax7750

John Nicholson Ireland, by Herbert Lambert - NPG Ax7751

John Nicholson Ireland

by Herbert Lambert
photogravure, circa 1922
NPG Ax7751

Sir Arnold Bax, by Herbert Lambert - NPG Ax7753

Sir Arnold Bax

by Herbert Lambert
photogravure, circa 1922
NPG Ax7753

Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, by Herbert Lambert - NPG Ax7754

Cecil Armstrong Gibbs

by Herbert Lambert
photogravure, circa 1922
NPG Ax7754

Sir Arthur Bliss, by Herbert Lambert - NPG Ax7755

Sir Arthur Bliss

by Herbert Lambert
photogravure, circa 1922
NPG Ax7755

Herbert Norman Howells, by Herbert Lambert - NPG Ax7756

Herbert Norman Howells

by Herbert Lambert
photogravure, circa 1922
NPG Ax7756

Sir Eugene Goossens, by Herbert Lambert - NPG Ax7757

Sir Eugene Goossens

by Herbert Lambert
photogravure, circa 1922
NPG Ax7757

Sir Edward Elgar, Bt, by Herbert Lambert - NPG x14360

Sir Edward Elgar, Bt

by Herbert Lambert
postcard print, circa 1922
NPG x14360

Ivor Newton, by Herbert Lambert - NPG x32772

Ivor Newton

by Herbert Lambert
bromide print, 1922
NPG x32772

Ivor Newton, by Herbert Lambert - NPG x32773

Ivor Newton

by Herbert Lambert
bromide print, 1922
NPG x32773

Ivor Newton, by Herbert Lambert - NPG x32774

Ivor Newton

by Herbert Lambert
bromide print, 1922
NPG x32774

Sir Arthur Bliss, by Herbert Lambert - NPG x133147

Sir Arthur Bliss

by Herbert Lambert
photogravure, circa 1922
NPG x133147

Marcus Adams, by Herbert Lambert - NPG Ax199829

Marcus Adams

by Herbert Lambert
gelatin silver print, May 1925
NPG Ax199829

Marcus Adams, by Herbert Lambert - NPG Ax199830

Marcus Adams

by Herbert Lambert
gelatin silver print, May 1925
NPG Ax199830

Marcus Adams, by Herbert Lambert - NPG Ax199831

Marcus Adams

by Herbert Lambert
gelatin silver print, May 1925
NPG Ax199831

Marcus Adams, by Herbert Lambert - NPG Ax199832

Marcus Adams

by Herbert Lambert
gelatin silver print, May 1925
NPG Ax199832

Marcus Adams, by Herbert Lambert - NPG Ax199833

Marcus Adams

by Herbert Lambert
gelatin silver print, May 1925
NPG Ax199833

Marcus Adams, by Herbert Lambert - NPG Ax199834

Marcus Adams

by Herbert Lambert
gelatin silver print, May 1925
NPG Ax199834

Marcus Adams, by Herbert Lambert - NPG Ax199835

Marcus Adams

by Herbert Lambert
gelatin silver print, May 1925
NPG Ax199835

Harriet Cohen, by Herbert Lambert, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG x39249

Harriet Cohen

by Herbert Lambert, for Elliott & Fry
cream-toned bromide print on tissue and cream card mount, 1930s
NPG x39249

Harriet Cohen, by Herbert Lambert, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG x39250

Harriet Cohen

by Herbert Lambert, for Elliott & Fry
cream-toned bromide print on tissue and cream card mount, 1930s
NPG x39250

Walter de la Mare, by Herbert Lambert - NPG x1503

Walter de la Mare

by Herbert Lambert
bromide fibre print, November 1937
NPG x1503

Sir Edward Elgar, Bt, by Herbert Lambert, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG x82022

Sir Edward Elgar, Bt

by Herbert Lambert, for Elliott & Fry
half-plate copy glass negative, 1942
NPG x82022

Sir Edward Elgar, Bt, by Herbert Lambert, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG x82023

Sir Edward Elgar, Bt

by Herbert Lambert, for Elliott & Fry
whole-plate copy glass negative, 1942
NPG x82023

Alfred Cortot, by Herbert Lambert, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG x86820

Alfred Cortot

by Herbert Lambert, for Elliott & Fry
bromide print
NPG x86820

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Edwin Evans

by Herbert Lambert
bromide print on white card mount, 1922
NPG x28712

Web image not currently available

Edwin Evans

by Herbert Lambert
bromide print on white card mount, 1922
NPG x28713

Web image not currently available

Edwin Evans

by Herbert Lambert
bromide print on white card mount, 1922
NPG x28714

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Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners

by Herbert Lambert
photogravure, circa 1922
NPG x76940

Web image not currently available

Dominic Bevan Wyndham Lewis

possibly by Herbert Lambert, for Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass negative, 18 September 1931
NPG x81982

Web image not currently available

Henry Charles Keith Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne

by Herbert Lambert
platinotype on cream card
NPG x19883

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Arnold Dolmetsch

by Herbert Lambert
bromide print on tissue
NPG x20670

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Herbert Lambert

by Herbert Lambert
print
NPG x7593

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Herbert Lambert

by Herbert Lambert
print mounted on white paper and card
NPG x7594

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Verity Wilson

04 November 2016, 12:23

Before taking up the directorship of Elliot and Fry, Herbert Lambert photographed a truly extraordinary sequence of tableaux vivants depicting the Christian nativity. The tableaux were staged in the village of Buckland Dinham in Somerset for several consecutive years after WWI and in 1920 parts of the set plus all the young performers and costumes were transported to Lambert's Bath studio. The resulting images were published in 'Bethlehem Tableaux' by Cynthia Rowena Starey.

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