1 of 39 portraits of Leslie Poles ('L.P.') Hartley
by Henry Lamb
oil on canvas, 1938
30 in. x 25 in. (762 in. x 635 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Leslie Poles ('L.P.') Hartley (1895-1972), Novelist and critic. Sitter in 39 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Henry Lamb (1883-1960), Painter. Artist associated with 18 portraits, Sitter associated with 21 portraits.
Related worksback to top
- NPG x137088: Henry Lamb painting his portrait of L.P. Hartley (includes the portrait)
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 285
Events of 1938back to top
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