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Williams, Philip Henry Oakley, fl 1913-1932 (translator)



  • Existence: fl 1913 - 1932


Philip Henry Oakley Williams translated German works, including The world I used to know by Marie von Bunsen (London, 1930); In the wake of Napoleon, the memoirs of Ferdinand von Funck (London, 1931); and The labyrinth by Ina Seidel (London, 1932). Philip Alexius de László(1869-1937), painter, formerly Fülöp Elek László, was born in or near Budapest on 28 April 1869. He studied in Budapest, Munich and Paris before moving to London in 1907, where he established a large practice, specialising in portraiture. In 1912 he was made a member of the Hungarian nobility and his name changed to László de Lombos. He became a naturalised British citizen in 1914. During his career, de László painted Emperor Francis Joseph (1899), Pope Leo XIII (1900) and King Edward VII (1907). He died at his home in Hampstead, London, on 22 November 1937.

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Oakley Williams: Correspondence on an edition of de László

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8391
Scope and Contents

Manuscript and typescript correspondence of Oakley Williams regarding the preparation of an edition of de László's portraits, with related material.

Dates: 1913-1914
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