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Iris Tree

(1897-1968), Poet, actress and painter; daughter of Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree

Iris Tree (Iris Winifred Reine Daphne Ledebur (née Beerbohm-Tree, later Moffat))

Sitter in 6 portraits
Iris Tree is a neglected avant-garde icon. The daughter of Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, she studied at the Slade School alongside the modernist writer Nancy Cunard and became associated with bohemian circles. She contributed poems to the Sitwell’s Wheels anthology (1916-21), and was a popular artist's muse, sitting for members of the Bloomsbury group, Augustus John and Jacob Epstein. She continued to perform, appearing in Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita (1960) as herself.

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Iris Tree, by Curtis Moffat, or by  Man Ray - NPG x137154

Iris Tree

by Curtis Moffat, or by Man Ray
photogravure, 1923
NPG x137154

Iris Tree; Augustus John, by Pacific & Atlantic Photos Ltd - NPG x135064

Iris Tree; Augustus John

by Pacific & Atlantic Photos Ltd
bromide press print, 1925
NPG x135064

Iris Tree, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x14221

Iris Tree

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, June 1965
NPG x14221

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Group outside the 'the British Ambassador's residence in Rome, the Villa Wolkonsky'

by Unknown photographer
colour snapshot print, May 1955
NPG x136235

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Iris Tree

by Virginia Surtees
vintage snapshot print, May 1955
NPG x136239

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