Search the Collection

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.

 Like voting
is closed

Thanks for Liking

Please Like other favourites!
If they inspire you please support our work.

Make a donation Close

List Thumbnail

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

Place

Comments back to top

We are currently unable to accept new comments, but any past comments are available to read below.

If you need information from us, please use our Archive enquiry service . Please note that we cannot provide valuations. You can buy a print or greeting card of most illustrated portraits. Select the portrait of interest to you, then look out for a Buy a Print button. Prices start at around £6 for unframed prints, £16 for framed prints. If you wish to license an image, select the portrait of interest to you, then look out for a Use this image button, or contact our Rights and Images service. We digitise over 8,000 portraits a year and we cannot guarantee being able to digitise images that are not already scheduled.