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Sylvia Townsend Warner

(1893-1978), Novelist and poet

Sitter in 11 portraits
Novelist and poet; author of seven novels, including Summer Will Show (1936), collections of short stories and several volumes of poetry, of which Whether a Dove or a Seagull (1934) was co-authored by her lifelong companion, Valentine Ackland; contributed short stories for many years to the New Yorker.

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Sylvia Townsend Warner, by Cecil Beaton - NPG P181

Sylvia Townsend Warner

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1930
NPG P181

Sylvia Townsend Warner, by Cecil Beaton - NPG P182

Sylvia Townsend Warner

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1930
NPG P182

Sylvia Townsend Warner, by Cecil Beaton - NPG P183

Sylvia Townsend Warner

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1930
NPG P183

Sylvia Townsend Warner, by Howard Coster - NPG x3370

Sylvia Townsend Warner

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x3370

Sylvia Townsend Warner, by Howard Coster - NPG x3371

Sylvia Townsend Warner

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1934
NPG x3371

Sylvia Townsend Warner, by Janet Stone - NPG x23451

Sylvia Townsend Warner

by Janet Stone
bromide print, 1970
NPG x23451

Sylvia Townsend Warner, by Janet Stone - NPG x23452

Sylvia Townsend Warner

by Janet Stone
bromide print, 1970
NPG x23452

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Sylvia Townsend Warner

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x3372

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Sylvia Townsend Warner

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x3373

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Sylvia Townsend Warner

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x3374

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Sylvia Townsend Warner

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x3375

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Robin Muir

17 November 2018, 16:48

A variant of this Beaton portrait (same dress, jewellery and backdrop) appears in his scrapbooks, a cutting from 'Eve, The Lady's Pictorial' (dated 14 Sept 1927), so cannot be 1930. Likely to be 1927 as this was when her second novel 'Mr Fortune's Maggot' appeared -- to great critical acclaim...

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