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Lord David Cecil

(1902-1986), Scholar, teacher and writer

Sitter in 74 portraits
Scholar and biographer; A Fellow and Lecturer in Modern History at Wadham College in the 1920s, Cecil left academic life in 1930 to devote himself to writing biography and criticism. He returned and was Professor of English Literature at New College, Oxford University (1948-69); His works include a study of William Cowper, The Stricken Deer (1929), Jane Austen (1935) and two volumes on Lord Melbourne (1939, 1954).

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Garsington visitors, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141462

Garsington visitors

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1923
NPG Ax141462

Lord David Cecil; L.P. Hartley, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141551

Lord David Cecil; L.P. Hartley

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1924
NPG Ax141551

Bob Gathorne-Hardy; Lord David Cecil; L.P. Hartley, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141554

Bob Gathorne-Hardy; Lord David Cecil; L.P. Hartley

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1924
NPG Ax141554

'Watching tennis', by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141573

'Watching tennis'

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1924
NPG Ax141573

Lord David Cecil; Lytton Strachey, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141604

Lord David Cecil; Lytton Strachey

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1924
NPG Ax141604

'The Wharf', by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax142198

'The Wharf'

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1925
NPG Ax142198

'The Wharf', by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax142199

'The Wharf'

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1925
NPG Ax142199

'The Wharf', by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax142201

'The Wharf'

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1925
NPG Ax142201

Philip Morrell with friends at Garsington, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax142414

Philip Morrell with friends at Garsington

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1926
NPG Ax142414

Friends at Garsington Manor, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax142783

Friends at Garsington Manor

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, January 1927
NPG Ax142783

Lord David Cecil, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x40047

Lord David Cecil

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1930
NPG x40047

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