It doesn’t take many steps to connect the three Sitwell siblings – Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell – to the majority of artists, photographers, writers and musicians active in Britain (and further afield) during the first half of the twentieth century. Their patronage was extensive, as was their own output of works.
We have put together a short list of Sitwelliana. Books (and a print) that connect the Sitwells with artists such as William Roberts, Edward McKnight Kauffer, Pavel Tchelitchew, John Farleigh, Rex Whistler, Barnett Freedman, Irene Hawkins, Cecil Beaton and Gino Severini.
An association copy of Sitwell's biography of the Italian composer.
An inscribed copy of Osbert Sitwell's biography of 'London-by-the-sea', with the jacket design by Rex Whistler.
Sacheverell Sitwell's popular book on British architecture.
Sacheverell Sitwell's artistic medley, with jacket design by Barnett Freedman.
A collection of pastoral poems by Osbert Sitwell, scarce in the McKnight Kauffer dust jacket.
Edith Sitwell's collection of eccentrics, with a dust jacket by Tchelitchew.
'Four hundred pages and Mr. Sitwell promises a shudder on every page.'
An original Commedia dell'Arte-inspired engraving by Gino Severini.
A proof copy of Edith Sitwell's autobiography.
A pot-pourri of short essays on everything from 'Wagner in the Bath' to 'Famous Clowns'.
Poetry collected by Edith Sitwell, with a cover by Vorticist William Roberts.