Catalogue entry

N03509 DAME EDITH SITWELL c. 1919
 
Not inscribed.
Canvas, 72×48 (183×122).
Presented by Lord Duveen, Walter Taylor, and George Eumorfopoulos through the National Art-Collections Fund 1920.
Exh: International Society, October 1919 (37), as ‘The Editor of Wheels’.
Lit: Allan Gwynne-Jones, Portrait Painters, 1950, pp.36–7, repr. pl.144.

Dame Edith Sitwell, poet and critic, born in 1887, daughter of Sir George Sitwell, 4th Bt., and sister of Sir Osbert and Sacheverell Sitwell, was editor of Wheels, an annual anthology of modern verse published in 1916, 1917, 1918 and 1921; she was created D.B.E., 1954. See also Wyndham Lewis, N05437.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I