Lytton, Neville (1879-1951) by Scholes, Robert

Neville Lytton (1879 – 1951) The son of the First Earl of Lytton and the grandson of the famous novelist, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Neville Lytton was born in India but educated at Eton College and at the Ecole Des Beaux-Arts, in Paris. During the First World War Neville Lytton served as an officer on the Western Front and saw active duty at both the Somme and Amiens. For his service the French Government made him a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour. Shortly after the end of the war both Britain’s Imperial War Museum and France’s Musée de Guerre acquired examples of his art. He worked extensively in both landscape and portrait painting, but is perhaps most admired for his frescoes, such as those at the War Memorial Hall in Balcombe, Sussex. He became the third Earl of Lytton in 1947.

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