Tomlin, Stephen, 1901 - 1937 (sculptor)
Dates and places
Sphere of activity
Youngest son of Lord Justice Tomlin. Friend of David Garnett and Lytton Strachey. Husband of Julia (nee Strachey).
Most famous works are the bronze head of Lytton Strachey (1929) in the Tate Gallery and the bust of Virginia Woolf (1931) in the National Portrait Gallery.
Found in 50 Collections and/or Records:
Snapshots and professional studio portraits of Barbara Bagenal, Angelica Bell, Clive Bell, Francis Birrell, Gerald Brenan, Dora Carrington, Roger Fry, Edward Gathorne-Hardy, Henry Lamb, Janetta Parladé, G.H.W. ('Dadie') Rylands, Roger Senhouse, Julia Strachey, Lytton Strachey and Stephen Tomlin. The photographers include Lettice Ramsay and Kyrle Leng.
Snapshot of Dora Carrington sitting in a chair in the garden of Ham Spray House. She sits to the right, looking down at paper or material on her lap. Julia Strachey and Stephen Tomlin lie on the grass in the background.
Snapshot of Dora Carrington sitting on the lawn of Ham Spray House, looking away from the camera to the right. She is looking towards Stephen Tomlin who lies on the grass in front of her, smiling. Julia Strachey lies on the grass to the right, resting on her elbows, looking down at her hands. She wears a patterened headscarf.
Snapshot of Dora Carrington standing beside a table in the garden of Ham Spray House, serving a plate to Stephen Tomlin. Ralph Partridge sits at the table with his left shoulder and back to the camera. Francis Birrell sits at the table, furthest from the camera, looking downwards.
Snapshot of Henrietta Bingham wearing a hat, sitting on a white horse. Stephen Tomlin sits behind her on the horse, with his hands on her waist. Both are looking towards the camera.
Snapshot of Henrietta Bingham in her riding outfit, wearing a hat and carrying a whip. She stands arm-in-arm with Stephen Tomlin, whose hands are clasped in front of him. Both are looking towards the camera, possibly on the verandah of Ham Spray House.
These images were held in a clear sleeve labelled 'Julia. Some used in the book'. They include a copy studio photograph of Julia Strachey as a young girl, snapshots of her with Stephen Tomlin, a professional studio portrait as a young woman by Barbara Ker-Seymer, and two photographs of painted portraits (one of which is by her second husband, Lawrence Gowing).
Snapshot of Julia Strachey sitting furthest from the camera, looking to the left. Stephen Tomlin sits close to her, his face aligned in profile with hers, also looking to the left.
Snapshot of Stephen Tomlin sitting closest to the camera in profile with Julia Strachey in profile next to him. They both look to the left.
Snapshot of Julia Strachey sitting on a settee, with her left elbow resting on the back of it. Her face is turned towards the camera, but her eyes look to the left at Stephen Tomlin. He sits next to her on the settee with his right elbow on the back of it, looking to the right at Julia Strachey.
Snapshot of Julia Strachey sitting on a bench on the verandah of Ham Spray House. Her left hand is held in Stephen Tomlin's hands. He sits beside her, with a cigarette in his mouth. They are looking at each other.
Snapshot of Julia Strachey standing to the left, holding her long jacket closed with one hand, and looking downwards to the right. Stephen Tomlin stands to the right, waving a pampas grass frond at her.
Snapshot of Julia Strachey standing in a doorway. Her hands are held in front of her and she is looking towards the camera. In front of her, closest to the camera, stands Stephen Tomlin, leaning against a wall with his hands behind his back. He, too, is looking towards the camera.
1 autograph letter, signed.
1 autograph letter, signed.
1 autograph letter signed.
2 autograph letters signed (1 also signed by Stephen Tomlin).
14 autograph letters signed.
Snapshot of Lytton Strachey lying in a grassy field furthest from the camera, wearing a hat and looking towards the camera. Stephen Tomlin reclines on the grass, looking to the left, with his left arm resting on his hip. Julia Strachey sits on the right of the image, looking at Lytton Strachey, holding a plate in her hands.
Snapshot of Lytton Strachey sitting with his legs crossed in a deckchair on the verandah of Ham Spray House. He is wearing a hat and looks towards the camera. In front of him sits Julia Strachey, who is looking downwards. Stephen Tomlin reclines on the grass in the foreground, looking to the right. A woman is sitting on the grass to the right of the image, but has been partially cut out of the picture.
Snapshot of Lytton Strachey sitting on the verandah of Ham Spray House, partially obscured by plants in the foreground. He is wearing a hat and looks away from the camera to the right. Next to him sits Stephen Tomlin in a deckchair, with a cup in his hands, looking towards the camera.
Snapshot of Lytton Strachey sitting in a deckchair furthest from the camera. His left elbow rests on his left knee, his left hand is held at his cheek, and he looks downwards. Stephen Tomlin sits on the ground in the centre of the group, with a cigarette in his mouth, looking towards the camera. Reine Pitman sits closest to the camera. She wears a wide-brimmed hat and looks over the camera to the left. There are trees and a large garden in the background.