Category Archives: Photographs

News from Stinchcombe

Following his appearance earlier this month at the Chipping Campden Literature Festival, Duncan McLaren paid a visit to nearby Piers Court. This his first visit since the two he made in the mid 2000s when he was researching his book … Continue reading

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Roundup: Picture This

A remarkable photo of Evelyn Waugh has been posted on the men’s clothing website Voxsartoria. This is from 1950, although the name of the photographer is not given. What is most noticeable about the photo is the lighting on the … Continue reading

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Martin D’Arcy and Alec Waugh Archives Described

There are recent postings relating to the UK archives holding the papers of Fr Martin D’Arcy and Alec Waugh. Fr D’Arcy’s archives are discussed in an article on the Jesuits in Britain website: The collection contains letters from over 700 different … Continue reading

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El Pais Chronicles Brideshead TV Generation

A feature article in the Spanish language newspaper El Pais chronicles the generation of party goers inspired by the 1981 Granada TV adaptation of Brideshead Revisited: In his first scene, Sebastian appears vomiting through an open window. Margaret Thatcher had been living in Downing … Continue reading

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Portrait with Bowler Hat and Cigar

A blogger has posted on The Tweed Pig a well known 1930s photo of Evelyn Waugh and explained its progeny. The photo was selected from the collection of the National Portrait Gallery as a gift: I went for the photograph … of … Continue reading

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Waugh Quoted in Review of Tate Exhibit

The London Magazine’s review of the Tate Britain exhibit “Painting with Light” opens with a quote from Evelyn Waugh: There is a scene in Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited in which the odious Boy Mulcaster interrogates Charles Ryder, painter and protagonist, … Continue reading

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Waugh at Chatsworth

The Yorkshire Post has a story about an exhibit at Chatsworth House of Cecil Beaton’s photographs. The photos themselves are mostly from Southebys but the subjects of these photos are visitors to Chatsworth. One of the photos is of Evelyn Waugh. … Continue reading

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Cecil Beaton 1955 “Entrée interdite” Evelyn Waugh portrait for sale

BEETLES+HUXLEY (who seemingly favor all-caps for everything) has for sale a print of Cecil Beaton’s celebrated 1955 photographic portrait of Evelyn Waugh standing behind a gate to which is affixed a sign that states, “ENTREE INTERDITE AUX PROMENEURS.” B+H describe the … Continue reading

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