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Alan Rawsthorne

(1905-1971), Composer

Sitter in 8 portraits
Born in Lancashire, Rawsthorne studied piano and cello at the Royal Manchester College of Music (1925-29). Known principally for his compositions for orchestra and solo instruments, he came to prominence with works including Theme and Variations for two violins (1938) and Symphonic Studies (1939). Later successes include the overture Sreet Corner (1945) and the second piano concerto, written for the Festival of Britain (1951). In 1954 he married the artist Isabel Lambert (neé Nicholas), widow of Constant Lambert.

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Alan Rawsthorne, by Juliet Pannett - NPG 5761

Alan Rawsthorne

by Juliet Pannett
chalk, circa 1957-1958
NPG 5761

Alan Rawsthorne, by Roy Noakes - NPG 5842

Alan Rawsthorne

by Roy Noakes
bronze bust, 1965
NPG 5842

Alan Rawsthorne, by Isabel Rawsthorne (née Nicholas) - NPG 6175

Alan Rawsthorne

by Isabel Rawsthorne (née Nicholas)
oil on canvas, 1966
NPG 6175

Alan Rawsthorne, by Roy Noakes - NPG 6333

Alan Rawsthorne

by Roy Noakes
plaster cast of death-mask, 1971
NPG 6333

Alan Rawsthorne, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x14186

Alan Rawsthorne

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, 1948
NPG x14186

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Alan Rawsthorne

by Bill Brandt
bromide print on card mount, 1946
NPG x22466

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Alan Rawsthorne

by Lida Moser
film negative, 1953
NPG x45327

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Alan Rawsthorne

by Lida Moser
bromide print, 1953
NPG x45369


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