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Portrait of violinist holding a violin by Neville Stephen Lytton

Portrait of violinist holding a violin by Neville Stephen Lytton

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 Portrait of Claude Tryon (d.1949),holding a violin .This is a painting of the artists son in law  by  Neville Stephen Lytton
  Oil on canvas in gilt frame  . Early 20th century,
  size of painting is 89.5 cm x 73.5 cm.(35.5 inches x 29 inches approx) whilst the overall size is 117 cm x 98 cm (46 x 38.5 inches approx)
Provenance: By descent in the family of the artist. Claude Tryon, an engineer, married Lady Winifred Lytton in November 1921.
He is buried at Culbone, near Porlock, Exmoor. 
In overall very good condition some minor restoration, 
Neville Stephen Lytton
son of Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton and Edith Villiers. He was the grandson of the famous novelist, Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
His siblings included the suffragette Constance Lytton, Betty Balfour, Countess of Balfour and sister in law of the Prime Minister, and Emily Lutyens, wife of the architect Edwin Lutyens.
He was educated at Eton College and at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. During World War I, Neville Lytton served as an officer on the Western Front .
for his service the French Government decorated him with the Chevalier of the Legion of Honour.
Britain's Imperial War Museum, and France's Musée de Guerre acquired examples of his art,
some of which had apparently travelled with him on his postings 
Lytton exhibited his art at such major venues as Alpine Club Gallery, Beaux Arts Gallery, the Dowdeswell Galleries, the Walker Art Gallery (Liverpool), the New English Art Club, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and at the Royal Academy, London.
Neville Lytton was also elected an Associate of the Societe Nationale des Beaux Arts, Paris, and exhibited his art there. 
He married Judith Blunt, later Baroness Wentworth in her own right, in Cairo in 1899. 
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