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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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Edwin Evans

by Herbert Lambert
bromide print on white card mount, 1922
NPG x28712

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Edwin Evans

by Herbert Lambert
bromide print on white card mount, 1922
NPG x28713

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Edwin Evans

by Herbert Lambert
bromide print on white card mount, 1922
NPG x28714

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Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners

by Herbert Lambert
photogravure, circa 1922
NPG x76940

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Marcus Adams

by Herbert Lambert
gelatin silver print, May 1925
NPG Ax199829

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Marcus Adams

by Herbert Lambert
gelatin silver print, May 1925
NPG Ax199830

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Marcus Adams

by Herbert Lambert
gelatin silver print, May 1925
NPG Ax199831

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Marcus Adams

by Herbert Lambert
gelatin silver print, May 1925
NPG Ax199832

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Marcus Adams

by Herbert Lambert
gelatin silver print, May 1925
NPG Ax199833

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Marcus Adams

by Herbert Lambert
gelatin silver print, May 1925
NPG Ax199834

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Marcus Adams

by Herbert Lambert
gelatin silver print, May 1925
NPG Ax199835

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Dominic Bevan Wyndham Lewis

possibly by Herbert Lambert, for Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass negative, 18 September 1931
NPG x81982

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Henry Charles Keith Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne

by Herbert Lambert
platinotype on cream card
NPG x19883

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Arnold Dolmetsch

by Herbert Lambert
bromide print on tissue
NPG x20670

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Herbert Lambert

by Herbert Lambert
print
NPG x7593

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Herbert Lambert

by Herbert Lambert
print mounted on white paper and card
NPG x7594

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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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