Category Archives: Portraits

Stephen Tennant: Underachieving Novelist

The publicity surrounding the shuttered Cecil Beaton exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery (see earlier posts) has apparently stirred up interest in Beaton’s friend and sometime collaborator Stephen Tennant. The Paris Review has posted an article reviewing Tennant’s career, with … Continue reading

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Cecil Beaton Exhibit @ NPG (More)

–The curator of the National Potrait Gallery’s Cecil Beaton exhibit (Robin Muir) has posted several photos (some with his comments) of the exhibit. There is one on Instagram showing Henry Lamb’s portraits of Evelyn Waugh and Cecil Beaton hanging next … Continue reading

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End-of-the-Month Roundup

–Today’s New York Times has an article about people who choose to have portraits of their houses painted rather than photographed: While landscape portraiture became a common endeavor for artists centuries ago, homes were rarely the principal subjects of the … Continue reading

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Waugh: Letter and Portrait

A letter from Evelyn Waugh to Hugh Heckstall-Smith was auctioned earlier this week. A copy is still posted on the internet. The year is missing from the date but it is sent from Combe Florey so would have been sent … Continue reading

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Faringdon Auction Includes Waugh Portrait

Christie’s has announced a sale later this month that will include several items from the interior of Faringdon House, the former residence of Waugh’s friend Lord Berners. Among the items are a number of paintings and drawings by Lord Berners … Continue reading

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Waughs Feature in Spectator Strip Cartoon

Evelyn Waugh and his son Auberon feature in this week’s strip cartoon in the Spectator’s “Title Stories” column. The cartoon is by Gary Dexter and is entitled “Writers’ Letters: Evelyn Waugh on Auberon Waugh.” The first panel shows an accurate … Continue reading

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Waugh T-shirt on Offer

A t-shirt with a photograph of Evelyn Waugh is for sale on the internet. The photo is a 1940 portrait by Carl van Vechten in which Waugh is wearing a heavy tweed overcoat and looks as if he just had … Continue reading

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Child of Waugh Generation Dies

The Daily Telegraph has announced the death of Henrietta Phipps who was the child of two of Waugh’s friends from the beginning of his career. She was 84. Her maiden name was Henrietta Lamb and she was the daughter of … Continue reading

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Waugh Portrait Featured in Vogue Exhibit

The National Portrait Gallery in London is currently running an exhibit entitled Vogue 100: A Century of Style. Among the artifacts on show is a 1950 portrait of Evelyn Waugh by photographer Irving Penn. This is described in an arts … Continue reading

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Waugh Family Portrait Posted

A photographic portrait of the Waugh family has been posted on the internet. This is a color photograph by Mark Gerson taken in front of the house at Combe Florey. The posting is on a site apparently sponsored by the National … Continue reading

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