Portrait of Edith Olivier by Rex Whistler.

Reginald John Whistler (British painter, graphic artist, and stage designer) 1905 - 1944 Edith Olivier First Lady Mayor of Wilton, oil on canvas x 49 cm.

Rex Whistler, Lord Berners, Oliver Messel and Cecil Beaton, 1931. Photo by Beaton.

Rex Whistler, Lord Berners, Oliver Messel and Cecil Beaton, The Circus Bedroom Ashcombe House, Wiltshire Cecil Beaton].

St. Toughy, Rex Whistler, 1934

Rex Whistler: A Talent Cut Short – in pictures

Rex Whistler - Portrait of Edith Sitwell

Rex Whistler, Portrait of Edith Sitwell. Rex and Edith would drive to Renishaw to stay with the 3 Sitwells.

Rex Whistler

Rex Whistler, photographed in his Fitzroy Street studio by Howard Coster.

The Olympian Ball Rex Whistler David Herbert Walter Crisham & Lady Caroline Paget.

The Olympian Ball: Rex Whistler, Lady Caroline Paget, David Herbert, and Walter Crisham.

At Ashcombe, Beaton entertained often with a group of artists and actors, including Rex Whistler, Diana Cooper, Tallulah Bankhead, Oliver Messel, Salvador Dali and his wife, amongst others.  The famed artist Whistler designed a new front door for Ashcombe and painted the house – which graces the cover of Beaton’s memoir

At Ashcombe, Beaton entertained often with a group of artists and actors, including Rex Whistler, Diana Cooper, Tallulah Bankhead, Oliver Messel, Salvador Dali and his wife, amongst others. The famed artist Whistler designed a new front door for Ashcombe and painted the house – which graces the cover of Beaton’s memoir

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