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Sir Sacheverell Sitwell, 6th Baronet CH (November 15, 1897October 1, 1988) was an English writer, best known as an art critic and writer on architecture, particularly the baroque. He was the younger brother of Edith Sitwell and Osbert Sitwell; later in life he became more reticent about associating himself with the publicity attaching to the Sitwells collectively, travelling and concentrating on writing. He became the 6th baronet, inheriting the title when Osbert died in 1969. He was made a Companion of Honour in 1984. His main residence was Weston Hall, Northamptonshire, the family home. The Order of the Companions of Honour is a British and Commonwealth Order (decoration). ... November 15 is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 46 days remaining. ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan AD927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi   - Water (%) Population... The Parthenon on top of the Acropolis, Athens, Greece Architecture (from Latin, architectura and ultimately from Greek, αρχιτεκτων, a master builder, from αρχι- chief, leader and τεκτων, builder, carpenter) is the art and science of designing buildings and structures. ... Adoration, by Peter Paul Rubens. ... Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell DBE (7 September 1887 – 9 December 1964) was a British poet and critic. ... Sir Francis Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Baronet, (December 6, 1892 – May 4, 1969) was an English writer. ... From left: Edith Sitwell (1887 - 1964), Sir George Sitwell, Lady Ida, Sacheverell Sitwell (1897-1988), and Osbert Sitwell (1892-1969). ... A baronet (traditional abbreviation Bart, modern abbreviation Bt), is the holder of an hereditary title awarded by the British Crown, known as a baronetcy. ... The Order of the Companions of Honour is a British and Commonwealth Order (decoration). ... Weston Hall is the Sitwell family house in Northamptonshire. ... Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants or Nhants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census). ...


He was born in Scarborough, Yorkshire and brought up in Derbyshire; he was educated at Eton College and Balliol College, Oxford. In World War I he served from 1916 in the British Army, in the Grenadier Guards. This article is on the English seaside resort. ... Look up Yorkshire in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England, and boasts some of Englands most attractive scenery. ... The Kings College of Our Lady of Eton beside Windsor, commonly known as Eton College or just Eton, is a prestigious and internationally known Public School for boys. ... College name Balliol College Named after John de Balliol Established 1263 Sister College St Johns Master Andrew Graham JCR President Jack Hawkins Undergraduates 403 Graduates 228 Homepage Boatclub Balliol College, founded in 1263, is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... Combatants Allied Powers: British Empire Canada France Italy Russian Empire United States Central Powers: Austria-Hungary Bulgaria German Empire Ottoman Empire Commanders Douglas Haig John Jellicoe Sir Arthur Currie Ferdinand Foch Nicholas II Woodrow Wilson John Pershing Wilhelm II Reinhard Scheer Franz Josef I Oskar Potiorek Ä°smail Enver Ferdinand I... The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ... The Grenadier Guards is the most senior regiment of the Guards Division of the British Army, and, as such, is the most senior regiment of infantry. ...


After the war he went to Balliol but did not complete a degree; and was heavily involved in Osbert and Edith's projects In 1925 he married a Canadian, Georgia Doble. Constant Lambert set to music The Rio Grande, one of his poems, and it was performed and broadcast in 1929. Leonard Constant Lambert, (August 23, 1905 – August 21, 1951) was a British composer and conductor. ...


Because his poetry was so severely criticised by those who disliked the Sitwells in general, and although Canons of Giant Art is a work of very considerable impact, he refused to publish any of his poems for many years. In 1967 Derek Parker published a selection of his poems in the summer edition of Poetry Review, including his elegy for his beloved sister Edith. Derek Parker (born 1932) is a British writer and broadcaster. ... Poetry Review. ...


Works

  • The People's Palace (1918) poems
  • The Hundred and One Harlequins (1922) poems
  • Southern Baroque Art: a Study of Painting, Architecture and Music in Italy and Spain of the 17th & 18th Centuries (1924)
  • The Thirteenth Caesar (1924) poems
  • German Baroque Art (1927)
  • The Cyder Feast (1927) poetry
  • All At Sea: A Social Tragedy in Three Acts for First-Class Passengers Only (1927) with Osbert Sitwell
  • The Gothick North: a Study of Mediaeval Life, Art, and Thought.(1929)
  • Dr. Donne and Gargantua (1930) poems
  • Spanish Baroque Art, with Buildings in Portugal, Mexico, and Other Colonies (1931)
  • Mozart (1932)
  • Canons of Giant Art: Twenty Torsos in Heroic Landscapes (1933)
  • Conversation Pieces: a Survey of English Domestic Portraits and their Painters(1936)
  • Narrative Pictures: a Survey of English Genre and its Painters (1938)
  • German Baroque Sculpture (1938)
  • Roumanian Journey (1938)
  • The Romantic Ballet (1938) with C. W. Beaumont
  • Old Fashioned Flowers (1939)
  • Poltergeists: An Introduction and Examination Followed By Chosen Instances (1940)
  • The Hunters and the Hunted (1948)
  • Selected Poems (1948)
  • The Netherlands; A Study of Some Aspects of Art, Costume and Social Life (1948)
  • Tropical Birds (1948)
  • Spain (1950)
  • Cupid and the Jacaranda (1952)
  • Fine Bird Books (1953) with Handasyde Buchanan and James Fisher
  • Liszt (1955)
  • Denmark (1956)
  • Arabesque & Honeycomb (1957)
  • Journey to the Ends of Time, etc. (1959)
  • British Architects & Craftsmen: survey taste, design, styles 1600-1830 (1960)
  • Golden Wall and Mirador: Travels and Observations in Peru (1961)
  • Great Houses of Europe (1964)
  • Monks, Nuns and Monasteries (1965)
  • Southern Baroque Revisited (1967)
  • Gothic Europe (1969)
  • A Background for Domenico Scarlatti, 1685-1757: Written for His Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary (1970)
  • Tropicalia (1971) poems
  • Agamemnon's Tomb (1972) poems
  • For Want of the Golden City (1973)
  • Battles of the Centaurs (1973)
  • Les Troyens (1973)
  • Look at Sowerby's English Mushrooms and Fungi (1974)
  • A Notebook on My New Poems (1974)
  • All Summer in a Day : An Autobiographical Fantasia (1976)
  • Placebo (1977)
  • An Indian Summer: 100 recent poems (1982) poems
  • Hortus Sitwellianus (1984) with Meriel Edmunds and George Reresby Sitwell
  • Sacheverell Sitwell's England (1986) edited by Michael Raeburn

Sir Francis Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Baronet, (December 6, 1892 – May 4, 1969) was an English writer. ... Agamemnons Tomb is a book of poetry by Sacheverell Sitwell. ...

References

  • Sacheverell Sitwell: Splendours and Miseries (1993) Sarah Bradford
  • Sacheverell Sitwell: A Symposium (1975) edited by Derek Parker
  • Sitwelliana 1915-1927 (1928) Thomas Balston
  • A Nest of Tigers: The Sitwells in Their Times (1968) John Lehmann

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Sacheverell Sitwell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (528 words)
Sir Sacheverell Sitwell, 6th Baronet CH (November 15, 1897–October 1, 1988) was an English writer, best known as an art critic and writer on architecture, particularly the baroque.
He was the younger brother of Edith Sitwell and Osbert Sitwell; later in life he became more reticent about associating himself with the publicity attaching to the Sitwells collectively, travelling and concentrating on writing.
Sacheverell Sitwell: Splendours and Miseries (1993) Sarah Bradford
Sacheverell Sitwell Collection, Biographical Sketch (679 words)
Sacheverell Reresby Sitwell was the third child and second son born to Sir George and Lady Ida Sitwell.
Between 1912 and 1915 the Sitwell family was preoccupied by legal issues resulting from Lady Ida's debts, and Sacheverell suffered a great deal of emotional stress over her eventual imprisonment.
However, it also served to release Sacheverell finally from the familial dependence he had always felt, financially and emotionally, and allowed him to make a sort of peace with the memory of his brother; this despite Osbert having left the larger part of his estate to Reresby.
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