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Beaton Collection

Background imageBeaton Collection: Vivien Leigh on front cover of The Tatler

Vivien Leigh on front cover of The Tatler
Vivien Leigh pictured on the front cover of The Tatler wearing a magnificent ball gown of black satin, velvet and taffeta designed by Cecil Beaton for her film role of Anna Karenina

Background imageBeaton Collection: Cecil Beaton, Rex Whistler & Stephen Tennant at Cap Ferrat

Cecil Beaton, Rex Whistler & Stephen Tennant at Cap Ferrat
A group of Bright Young People sketching at Cap Ferrat - from left, Cecil Beaton, the Hon. Stephen Tennant, Rex Whistler and Elizabeth Lowndes. Date: 1927

Background imageBeaton Collection: A Madame Yevonde portrait of Baba Beaton

A Madame Yevonde portrait of Baba Beaton
Miss Baba Beaton is the younger of the two beautiful and attractive Beaton girls. They are among the most popular of the blonde ex-debs, and no party is complete without them

Background imageBeaton Collection: Silver Soap Suds by Cecil Beaton in The Sketch, 1930

Silver Soap Suds by Cecil Beaton in The Sketch, 1930
Miss Baba Beaton, (the photographers sister), the Hon. Mrs Charles Baillie-Hamilton (formerly Miss Wanda Holden) and Lady Bridget Poulett shown as decorative soap suds in a photograph by Cecil

Background imageBeaton Collection: 13139861

13139861
The designer and photographic artist Cecil Beaton (standing - r) showing costume designs to Lady Domville (seated, left) and Mrs Sacheverell Sitwell (seated)

Background imageBeaton Collection: The Bright Young People at a party

The Bright Young People at a party
A group of Bright Young Things at Captain Macheacans fancy dress party where guests were instructed to come as a living celebrity

Background imageBeaton Collection: Cecil Beaton, caricature by Glan Williams

Cecil Beaton, caricature by Glan Williams
CECIL WALTER HARDY BEATON (1904-1980) British photographer of fashion and celebrities. Also stage and costume designer for theatrical productions

Background imageBeaton Collection: Portraits by Cecil Beaton in The Sketch, 1927

Portraits by Cecil Beaton in The Sketch, 1927
Photographs and a painting by Cecil Beaton, featuring Lady Florence Jane Alexander, Miss Baba Beaton(1912-1973) and Viscountess Grey of Fallodon (1871-1928), in a page in The Sketch

Background imageBeaton Collection: Baba Beaton

Baba Beaton
Barbara ( Baba ) Beaton (1912 - 1973), Mrs Alec Hambro, younger sister of Cecil Beaton and the subject of many of his early portraits

Background imageBeaton Collection: Nancy Cunard on cover of The Sketch

Nancy Cunard on cover of The Sketch
Front cover of The Sketch featuring a photograph by Cecil Beaton of Miss Nancy Cunard (1896 - 1965), heiress, poet and political activist, owner of the Hours Printing Press

Background imageBeaton Collection: Theatre first night in Edwardian London

Theatre first night in Edwardian London
In magnificent evening dress, the Edwardian first-nighters leave their broughams and mount the steps to the theatre. Specially drawn for The Sketch Christmas number by Cecil Beaton

Background imageBeaton Collection: Lady Alexandra Haig as Ceres

Lady Alexandra Haig as Ceres at the Fete Champetre at Ashcombe House given by Cecil Beaton and Sir Michael Duff-Assheton-Smith, 1937. The theme is Society Nymphs and Shepherds. Date: 1937

Background imageBeaton Collection: The equestrian group at the Circus Ball, Grosvenor House, 1933

The equestrian group at the Circus Ball, Grosvenor House, 1933. From left, Nancy Mitford, Cecil Beaton, Lady Castlerosse and Viscountess Weymouth. Date: 1933

Background imageBeaton Collection: Double page spread from The Tatler, reporting on Captain Neil MacEacheans novel party

Double page spread from The Tatler, reporting on Captain Neil MacEacheans novel party held at Brook Street, where well-knowns dressed up as living celebrities

Background imageBeaton Collection: Engagement of the Beaton sisters

Engagement of the Beaton sisters
An impression by society sketch portraitist Pat Charles of the two recently engaged sisters of Cecil Beaton with their fiancÚ│« Nancy Beaton is seen with Sir Hugh Smiley

Background imageBeaton Collection: A Pearl of Beauty by Cecil Beaton in The Sketch, 1930

A Pearl of Beauty by Cecil Beaton in The Sketch, 1930
Mrs. Ronald Armstrong-Jones, photographed by Cecil Beaton in a costume designed by her brother, Oliver Messel. Anne Messel (later Parsons) was previously married to Ronald Armstrong-Jones

Background imageBeaton Collection: Cecil Beaton and Elsa Maxwell at the Venice Lido

Cecil Beaton and Elsa Maxwell at the Venice Lido
Cecil Beaton pictured with renowned party-giver Elsa Maxwell at the Venice Lido in 1933. Date: 1933

Background imageBeaton Collection: Hands on the Beaton bath-room walls

Hands on the Beaton bath-room walls
The wall decoration in Cecil Beaton bath-room at his country home in Wiltshire. The decorations take the original form of the hands of his friends. Date: 1934

Background imageBeaton Collection: Cecil Beatons tea party in a tram

Cecil Beatons tea party in a tram
Cecil Beaton hosted a tea party in a tram which stood in his garden at Ashcombe, his Wiltshire home. Round the table are Princesse Jean de Faucigny-Lucinge, Mr Cecil Beaton, Mr Charles James

Background imageBeaton Collection: Heil, Cinderella! The Wilton pantomime for the troops

Heil, Cinderella! The Wilton pantomime for the troops
Photographs from Heil, Cinderella, produced by Cecil Beaton in aid of a Comforts Fund for H.M. Forces. The cast include Lady Pembroke and her son Hon

Background imageBeaton Collection: Cecil and Nancy Beaton in Antibes, 1929

Cecil and Nancy Beaton in Antibes, 1929
Cecil Beaton, and his sister Nancy, going on for the full-on Riviera look at Antibes (in what the Tatler describe as the Antibes Tanning Factory ) in 1929. Date: 1929

Background imageBeaton Collection: Cecil Beaton as an ugly sister in Heil Cinderella, 1940

Cecil Beaton as an ugly sister in Heil Cinderella, 1940
Cecil Beaton in costume as an ugly sister for a performance of the play he co-authored, called Heil Cinderella. Date: 1940

Background imageBeaton Collection: The Sailors Return with Cecil Beaton & Lady Caroline Paget

The Sailors Return with Cecil Beaton & Lady Caroline Paget
Scenes from The Sailors Return with Cecil Beaton & Lady Caroline Paget. The film was made by Cecil Beaton at his country home, Ashcombe, with friends and neighbours in the cast. Date: 1935

Background imageBeaton Collection: The Hambro - Beaton wedding, 1934

The Hambro - Beaton wedding, 1934
Mr Alec Hambro with his bride Barbara (Baba) Beaton, pictured at their wedding reception held at Mrs Cunningham-Reids house in Upper Brook Street, London

Background imageBeaton Collection: Mr. Cecil Beaton, Miss Nancy Beaton, and Miss Ann Duveen

Mr. Cecil Beaton, Miss Nancy Beaton, and Miss Ann Duveen
Mr. Cecil Beaton, his sister, Miss Nancy Beaton, and Miss Ann Duveen, at Sandwich Bay, on the east coast of Kent. Beaton is wearing a very fetching pair of spectacles

Background imageBeaton Collection: Guests of Mr Randolph Hearst

Guests of Mr Randolph Hearst
Page from The Tatler reporting on a weekend house party held at the home of American newspaper magnate, William Randolph Hearst. Top left shows Cecil Beaton giving Anita Loos a piggy back

Background imageBeaton Collection: Beautiful woman wearing Cecil Beaton-style hat

Beautiful woman wearing Cecil Beaton-style hat. circa 1955

Background imageBeaton Collection: Lunch at Reddish House

Lunch at Reddish House
Cecil Beaton sitting at a lunch table with Miss Davies, his mother and Mr. Hal Burton, in his home at Reddish House, Broadchalke, near Salisbury. Date: 1951

Background imageBeaton Collection: Fete Champetre at Ashcombe House

Fete Champetre at Ashcombe House
Page showing a number of photographs from the Fete Champetre at Ashcome House, home of Cecil Beaton house in Wiltshire. Date: 1937

Background imageBeaton Collection: Captain Molyneux throws party at his Riviera villa

Captain Molyneux throws party at his Riviera villa
Photograph of the party given by famed dress designer, Captain Edward Molyneux at his French Riviera home, the Villa Capponcina at Cap d Ail

Background imageBeaton Collection: At Home to The Sketch - Cecil Beaton (Reddish House)

At Home to The Sketch - Cecil Beaton (Reddish House)
Spread from The Sketch magazine, showing scenes at Reddish House, Broadchalke, near Salisbury, the home of artist, writer, photographer and designer, Cecil Beaton

Background imageBeaton Collection: Beaton / Sibelius

Beaton / Sibelius
CARDINAL DAVID BEATON Scottish prelate & statesman. Date: 1494 - 1546

Background imageBeaton Collection: Beaton / Freeman

Beaton / Freeman
CARDINAL DAVID BEATON Scottish prelate & statesman. Date: 1494 - 1546

Background imageBeaton Collection: Beaton / Ryall / Holyrood

Beaton / Ryall / Holyrood
CARDINAL DAVID BEATON Scottish prelate & statesman. Date: 1494 - 1546

Background imageBeaton Collection: Miss Nancy Beaton

Miss Nancy Beaton
Black and white photograph of Miss Nancy Beaton in her Air dress for the Tha Ball of the Midnight Sun organised by Mrs Robin d Erlanger at the Park Lane Hotel, London on 22nd November 1928

Background imageBeaton Collection: Cecil Beatons bedroom, his guests and his fantails

Cecil Beatons bedroom, his guests and his fantails
The top photograph shows Cecil Beaton at home with guests at Ashcombe House; from l-r: Miss Tilly Losch, Mrs Harcourt Smith, Sir Alfred Beit, Lady Charles Cavendish, Miss Tallulah Bankhead

Background imageBeaton Collection: Cecil Beaton and friends enjoying the English countryside

Cecil Beaton and friends enjoying the English countryside: clockwise from top left: Mrs Robin D Erlanger, Lady Margaret Drummond-Hay

Background imageBeaton Collection: Cecil Beatons film The Sailors Return

Cecil Beatons film The Sailors Return, which was made with friends and neighbours as his country home, Ashcombe. Date: 1935

Background imageBeaton Collection: Sayings of Much-Recorded People by Eddie Tatham

Sayings of Much-Recorded People by Eddie Tatham
Spread from The Bystander 1932 showing some of the scions of 1930s society, and revealing some unrecorded sayings of much-recorded people

Background imageBeaton Collection: Bystander front cover - Nancy Beaton

Bystander front cover - Nancy Beaton
Bystander front cover featuring an exclusive photograph by Raphael of Nancy Beaton (1909-1999), Wife of Sir Hugh Houston Smiley, 3rd Bt; sister of Cecil Beaton. Date: 1930

Background imageBeaton Collection: Tatler front-cover: Paulette Goddard

Tatler front-cover: Paulette Goddard
Paulette Goddard, the American film actress in the role of Mrs Cheveley, during the filming of Oscar Wildes An Ideal Husband at the London Film Studios at Shepperton

Background imageBeaton Collection: Beaton / Blairs College

Beaton / Blairs College
CARDINAL DAVID BEATON Scottish prelate & statesman

Background imageBeaton Collection: Beaton / S. Wale

Beaton / S. Wale
CARDINAL DAVID BEATON Scottish prelate & statesman. Full length engraving



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