The Sitwells and the Arts of the 1920s and 1930s

The Sitwells and the Arts of the 1920s and 1930s
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Honor Clerk, Robin Gibson et al.

London. National Portrait Gallery. 1994. Hardback, dust jacket. 240 pages. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w, with an exhibition bookmark loosely inserted. 285 x 230mm (11 x 9"). 1.45kg. English. Very good; the book has been knocked on the lower edge of the front cover causing a small tear and dent to the jacket and boards, otherwise the book is in fine condition with no markings or inscriptions.

Published to coincide with an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, this book celebrates the lives and artistic endeavours of the Sitwell siblings, Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell. Throughout their lives the Sitwells socialised and collaborated with the leading artistic figures of the early twentieth century. From the drawing rooms of Bloomsbury to the studios of Paris they mixed with the likes of Gertrude Stein, T.S. Eliot, Dylan Thomas, Evelyn Waugh, Modigliani, Picasso, William Walton, John Singer Sargent, Rex Whistler, Bill Brandt, Cecil Beaton, and the cast of the Russian Ballet. The text is richly illustrated with art works created and inspired by and for the Sitwells.