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Herbert Lambert

(1881-1936), Photographer; managing director of Elliott & Fry, 1926-1936

Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist associated with 56 portraits
Lambert worked primarily from Bath, but he also had studios in Bristol and London. He was appointed Managing Director of Elliott & Fry in 1926. He specialised in portraits of musicians, publishing his Modern British Composers in 1923. Lambert had a mastery of lighting and a striking ability to create a harmonious atmosphere within a composition.

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Cyril Scott, by Herbert Lambert - NPG Ax7750

Cyril Scott

by Herbert Lambert
photogravure, circa 1922
NPG Ax7750

John Nicholson Ireland, by Herbert Lambert - NPG Ax7751

John Nicholson Ireland

by Herbert Lambert
photogravure, circa 1922
NPG Ax7751

Sir Arnold Bax, by Herbert Lambert - NPG Ax7753

Sir Arnold Bax

by Herbert Lambert
photogravure, circa 1922
NPG Ax7753

Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, by Herbert Lambert - NPG Ax7754

Cecil Armstrong Gibbs

by Herbert Lambert
photogravure, circa 1922
NPG Ax7754

Sir Arthur Bliss, by Herbert Lambert - NPG Ax7755

Sir Arthur Bliss

by Herbert Lambert
photogravure, circa 1922
NPG Ax7755

Herbert Norman Howells, by Herbert Lambert - NPG Ax7756

Herbert Norman Howells

by Herbert Lambert
photogravure, circa 1922
NPG Ax7756

Sir Eugene Goossens, by Herbert Lambert - NPG Ax7757

Sir Eugene Goossens

by Herbert Lambert
photogravure, circa 1922
NPG Ax7757

Sir Edward Elgar, Bt, by Herbert Lambert - NPG x14360

Sir Edward Elgar, Bt

by Herbert Lambert
postcard print, circa 1922
NPG x14360

Ivor Newton, by Herbert Lambert - NPG x32772

Ivor Newton

by Herbert Lambert
bromide print, 1922
NPG x32772

Ivor Newton, by Herbert Lambert - NPG x32773

Ivor Newton

by Herbert Lambert
bromide print, 1922
NPG x32773

Ivor Newton, by Herbert Lambert - NPG x32774

Ivor Newton

by Herbert Lambert
bromide print, 1922
NPG x32774

Sir Arthur Bliss, by Herbert Lambert - NPG x133147

Sir Arthur Bliss

by Herbert Lambert
photogravure, circa 1922
NPG x133147

Marcus Adams, by Herbert Lambert - NPG Ax199829

Marcus Adams

by Herbert Lambert
gelatin silver print, May 1925
NPG Ax199829

Marcus Adams, by Herbert Lambert - NPG Ax199830

Marcus Adams

by Herbert Lambert
gelatin silver print, May 1925
NPG Ax199830

Marcus Adams, by Herbert Lambert - NPG Ax199831

Marcus Adams

by Herbert Lambert
gelatin silver print, May 1925
NPG Ax199831

Marcus Adams, by Herbert Lambert - NPG Ax199832

Marcus Adams

by Herbert Lambert
gelatin silver print, May 1925
NPG Ax199832

Marcus Adams, by Herbert Lambert - NPG Ax199833

Marcus Adams

by Herbert Lambert
gelatin silver print, May 1925
NPG Ax199833

Marcus Adams, by Herbert Lambert - NPG Ax199834

Marcus Adams

by Herbert Lambert
gelatin silver print, May 1925
NPG Ax199834

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Verity Wilson

04 November 2016, 12:23

Before taking up the directorship of Elliot and Fry, Herbert Lambert photographed a truly extraordinary sequence of tableaux vivants depicting the Christian nativity. The tableaux were staged in the village of Buckland Dinham in Somerset for several consecutive years after WWI and in 1920 parts of the set plus all the young performers and costumes were transported to Lambert's Bath studio. The resulting images were published in 'Bethlehem Tableaux' by Cynthia Rowena Starey.

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