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Lancaster, Sir Osbertlocked

Kt 1975; CBE 1953; RDI 1979

Born 4 Aug. 1908; o s of late Robert Lancaster and Clare Bracebridge Manger; m 1933, Karen (d 1964), 2nd d of late Sir Austin Harris, KBE; one s one d; m 1967, Anne Scott-James; died 27 July 1986

artist and writer


Charterhouse; Lincoln Coll., Oxford (Hon. Fellow, 1979); Slade Sch. Hon. FRIBA


Cartoonist Daily Express since 1939; Foreign Office (News Dept), 1940; Attached to HM Embassy, Athens, 1944–46; Sydney Jones Lecturer in Art, Liverpool Univ., 1947. Adviser to GLC Historic Buildings Bd, 1969–. Governor King Edward VII Sch., King’s Lynn. Hon. DLitt: Birmingham Univ., 1964; Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1970; St Andrews, 1974; Oxon, 1975. Fellow, University College, London, 1967. Theatre Décors: Pineapple Poll, Sadler’s Wells, 1951; Bonne Bouche, Covent Garden, 1952; Love in a Village, English Opera Group, 1952; High Spirits, Hippodrome, 1953; Rake’s Progress, Edinburgh (for Glyndebourne), 1953; All’s Well That Ends Well, Old Vic, 1953; Don Pasquale, Sadler’s Wells, 1954; Coppélia, Covent Garden, 1954; Napoli, Festival Ballet, 1954; Falstaff, Edinburgh (for Glyndebourne), 1955; Hotel Paradiso, Winter Garden, 1956; Zuleika, Saville, 1957; L’Italiana in Algeri, Glyndebourne, 1957; Tiresias, English Opera Group, 1958; Candide, Saville, 1959; La Fille Mal Gardée, Covent Garden, 1960; She Stoops to Conquer, Old Vic, 1960; La Pietra del Paragone, Glyndebourne, 1964; Peter Grimes, Bulgarian National Opera, Sofia, 1964; L’Heure Espagnole, Glyndebourne, 1966; The Rising of the Moon, Glyndebourne, 1970; The Sorcerer, D’Oyly-Carte, 1971


Progress at Pelvis Bay, 1936; Our Sovereigns, 1936; Pillar to Post, 1938; Homes, Sweet Homes, 1939; Classical Landscape with Figures, 1947; The Saracen’s Head, 1948; Drayneflete Revealed, 1949; Façades and Faces, 1950; Private Views, 1956; The Year of the Comet, 1957; Etudes, 1958; Here, of All Places, 1959, reissued as A Cartoon History of Architecture, 1976; Signs of the Times, 1961; All Done From Memory (Autobiog.), 1963; With an Eye to the Future (Autobiog.), 1967; Temporary Diversions, 1968; Sailing to Byzantium, 1969; Recorded Live, 1970; Meaningful Confrontations, 1971; Theatre in the Flat, 1972; The Littlehampton Bequest, 1973; (with Anne Scott-James) The Pleasure Garden, 1977; Scene Changes, 1978; Ominous Cracks, 1979; The Life and Times of Maudie Littlehampton, 1982




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