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Gordon Bottomley

(1874-1948), Poet and dramatist

Sitter in 17 portraits
Like Shannon and Ricketts, the poet and playwright Gordon Bottomley devoted his life to art. He was a social recluse but became an increasingly important friend during Ricketts's last years. In 1929, Shannon fell while hanging a picture and suffered brain damage from which he never recovered. Added to this personal tragedy, Ricketts was saddened by a sense of professional failure and neglect. Bottomley commissioned Ricketts's last work, the book design and illustration for Unrecorded Histories (1933).

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Gordon Bottomley, by Charles Haslewood Shannon - NPG 4150

Gordon Bottomley

by Charles Haslewood Shannon
chalk, 1924
NPG 4150

Sir Edward Howard Marsh; Gordon Bottomley, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax143901

Sir Edward Howard Marsh; Gordon Bottomley

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, circa 1935
NPG Ax143901

Gordon Bottomley; Philip Edward Morrell, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax143903

Gordon Bottomley; Philip Edward Morrell

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, circa 1935
NPG Ax143903

Gordon Bottomley, by Howard Coster - NPG x3041

Gordon Bottomley

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
NPG x3041

Gordon Bottomley, by Howard Coster - NPG x3042

Gordon Bottomley

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
NPG x3042

Gordon Bottomley, by Howard Coster - NPG x3043

Gordon Bottomley

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
NPG x3043

Gordon Bottomley, by Howard Coster - NPG x3044

Gordon Bottomley

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
NPG x3044

Gordon Bottomley, by Howard Coster - NPG x3047

Gordon Bottomley

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
NPG x3047

Gordon Bottomley, by Howard Coster - NPG x3050

Gordon Bottomley

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
NPG x3050

Gordon Bottomley, by Howard Coster - NPG x3051

Gordon Bottomley

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
NPG x3051

Gordon Bottomley, by Unknown photographer - NPG x19023

Gordon Bottomley

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, circa 1943
NPG x19023

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Gordon Bottomley

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1939
NPG x2206

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Gordon Bottomley

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
NPG x3045

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Gordon Bottomley

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
NPG x3046

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Gordon Bottomley

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
NPG x3048

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Gordon Bottomley

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
NPG x3049

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Gordon Bottomley

by T. & R. Annan & Sons
bromide print
NPG x3772

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