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Cecil Beaton sketchbooks and drawings, circa 1910-80


107 Portraits in set

25 sketchbooks and notebooks of Cecil Beaton, including his 'television sketchbooks' which contain pencil sketches and caricatures of personalities and popular figures apparently drawn from the television during the 1960s and 1970s. The collection also includes 52 loose drawings and rough sketches, in pencil, pen and ink and watercolour, that Beaton made between the 1930s and 1970s. These drawings represent an assortment of royal, society and theatrical figures, and include some non-portrait subjects.

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Unknown sitter, by Cecil Beaton - NPG D3640

Unknown sitter

by Cecil Beaton
pencil, pen and ink, 1920s or after
NPG D3640

Unknown sitter ('Edwardian hostess'), by Cecil Beaton - NPG D3633

Unknown sitter ('Edwardian hostess')

by Cecil Beaton
pencil, pen and ink, published 1 May 1920
NPG D3633

Unknown sitter, by Cecil Beaton - NPG D3635

Unknown sitter

by Cecil Beaton
pen and ink, mid 20th century
NPG D3635

Unknown sitter, by Cecil Beaton - NPG D3636

Unknown sitter

by Cecil Beaton
pen and ink, mid 20th century
NPG D3636

Gaby Deslys as The Charm of Paris in 'New Aladdin', by Cecil Beaton - NPG D3613

Gaby Deslys as The Charm of Paris in 'New Aladdin'

by Cecil Beaton
pen and ink and wash with glitter, circa 1930
NPG D3613

Design, by Cecil Beaton - NPG D3625

Design

by Cecil Beaton
pen and ink, published 1930
NPG D3625

Costume Design (Unknown Siiter), by Cecil Beaton - NPG D3620

Costume Design (Unknown Siiter)

by Cecil Beaton
pen and ink and wash, circa 1935
NPG D3620

Cecil Beaton's New York, by Cecil Beaton - NPG D3618

Cecil Beaton's New York

by Cecil Beaton
watercolour on red card, 1937
NPG D3618

'New York Impressions', by Cecil Beaton - NPG D3624

'New York Impressions'

by Cecil Beaton
pen and ink and wash with collage, published 1937
NPG D3624