13 July 2018

Lytton Strachey 1914 by Henry Lamb 1883-1960

And finally, Henry Lamb’s 1912 portrait of Lytton Strachey which is in the Tate. It was painted at the Vale of Health in Hampstead and here is Hans Schwarz’s painting of the house in which Lamb had his studio; it was demolished in 1964 and replaced by the absolutely hideous Spencer House. (And here are details of how the name Vale of Health came about – it seems originally to have been a clever marketing ploy.)