Collage - Journal 1932...

Collage - Journal 1932...

Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Sitwells - One of the most aristocratic and eccentric British families

Renishaw Hall - The Home of the Sitwell Family

The Sitwells with their three children.

Sir Francis Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Baronet,1892 - 1969. His elder sister was Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell and his younger brother Sir Sacheverell Sitwell. They devoted their lives to the arts and literature. Facinating family - I use to read Sir Osbert Sitwells - Left Hand Right Hand, Great Morning, Tales my father taught me, and Noble Essences etc. Dame Edith wrote an excellent piece on English Eccentrics - these books are still part of my travel literature around the globe.

Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell (1887 – 1964)

Edith Sitwell by Percy Wyndham Lewis, 1943

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