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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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Marcus Adams, by Herbert Lambert - NPG Ax199835

Marcus Adams

by Herbert Lambert
gelatin silver print, May 1925
NPG Ax199835

Herbert Lambert, by Herbert Lambert - NPG x7593

Herbert Lambert

by Herbert Lambert
gelatin silver print, late 1920s
NPG x7593

Herbert Lambert, by Herbert Lambert - NPG x7594

Herbert Lambert

by Herbert Lambert
gelatin silver print, early 1930s
NPG x7594

Harriet Cohen, by Herbert Lambert, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG x39249

Harriet Cohen

by Herbert Lambert, for Elliott & Fry
cream-toned bromide print on tissue and cream card mount, 1930s
NPG x39249

Harriet Cohen, by Herbert Lambert, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG x39250

Harriet Cohen

by Herbert Lambert, for Elliott & Fry
cream-toned bromide print on tissue and cream card mount, 1930s
NPG x39250

Walter de la Mare, by Herbert Lambert - NPG x1503

Walter de la Mare

by Herbert Lambert
bromide fibre print, November 1937
NPG x1503

Sir Edward Elgar, Bt, by Herbert Lambert, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG x82022

Sir Edward Elgar, Bt

by Herbert Lambert, for Elliott & Fry
half-plate copy glass negative, 1942
NPG x82022

Sir Edward Elgar, Bt, by Herbert Lambert, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG x82023

Sir Edward Elgar, Bt

by Herbert Lambert, for Elliott & Fry
whole-plate copy glass negative, 1942
NPG x82023

Alfred Cortot, by Herbert Lambert, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG x86820

Alfred Cortot

by Herbert Lambert, for Elliott & Fry
bromide print
NPG x86820

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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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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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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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