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Harold Acton

(1904-1994), Author

Sir Harold Mario Mitchell Acton

Sitter in 5 portraits
Author and aesthete, Harold Acton was a notable figure at Oxford in the 1920s and went on to teach at the National University in Peking. After the War, La Pietra, his family home in Florence, became a magnet both for connoisseurs and the intellectual ex-patriate community.

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Harold Acton, by John Banting - NPG 6255

Harold Acton

by John Banting
carbon ink and pencil, circa 1930
NPG 6255

Harold Acton, by John Stanton Ward - NPG 5850

Harold Acton

by John Stanton Ward
pencil and watercolour, 1985
NPG 5850

Harold Acton, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x14000

Harold Acton

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, 1949
NPG x14000

Harold Acton, by Matthew R. Lewis - NPG x136788

Harold Acton

by Matthew R. Lewis
vintage bromide print, circa 1989
NPG x136788

Harold Acton, by George Wright - NPG x76900

Harold Acton

by George Wright
bromide fibre print, May 1989
NPG x76900


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