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Clifford Bax

(1886-1962), Dramatist and poet

Sitter associated with 16 portraits
In his day a celebrated playwright and essayist, Bax was the youngest brother of composer Sir Arnold Bax. His first piece for the commercial theatre was The Poetasters of Ispahan (1912) but it was not until 1923 that he received attention for his reconstruction of John Gay's ballad-opera Polly. Among his most notable plays were Socrates (1930) and The Rose without a Thorn (1932). Other works included his own reminiscences and a biography of cricket legend W.G. Grace (1952).

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Clifford Bax, by Oriel Ross - NPG 6575

Clifford Bax

by Oriel Ross
pencil, 1930s
NPG 6575

Clifford Bax, by Alvin Langdon Coburn, published by  Duckworth & Co - NPG Ax7869

Clifford Bax

by Alvin Langdon Coburn, published by Duckworth & Co
collotype, 30 March 1916
NPG Ax7869

Clifford Bax, by Alvin Langdon Coburn, published by  Duckworth & Co - NPG Ax7833

Clifford Bax

by Alvin Langdon Coburn, published by Duckworth & Co
collotype, 30 March 1916
NPG Ax7833

Clifford Bax, by Oscar Hardee (Oscar Hardee Blyfield), for  H. Walter Barnett - NPG x45255

Clifford Bax

by Oscar Hardee (Oscar Hardee Blyfield), for H. Walter Barnett
vintage bromide print, 1922
NPG x45255

Clifford Bax, by Howard Coster - NPG x2779

Clifford Bax

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1940
NPG x2779

Clifford Bax, by Howard Coster - NPG x2780

Clifford Bax

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1940
NPG x2780

Clifford Bax, by Howard Coster - NPG x2783

Clifford Bax

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1940
NPG x2783

Clifford Bax, by Howard Coster - NPG x2785

Clifford Bax

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1940
NPG x2785

Clifford Bax, by Karl Pollak - NPG x15001

Clifford Bax

by Karl Pollak
chlorobromide print on card mount, circa 1948
NPG x15001

Sir Arnold Bax; Clifford Bax, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30074

Sir Arnold Bax; Clifford Bax

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, 1953
NPG x30074

Clifford Bax, by Powys Evans - NPG D33414

Clifford Bax

by Powys Evans
pen and ink, 1931 or before
NPG D33414

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Clifford Bax

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1940
NPG x2777

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Clifford Bax

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1940
NPG x2778

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Clifford Bax

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1940
NPG x2781

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Clifford Bax

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1940
NPG x2782

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Clifford Bax

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1940
NPG x2784

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