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Lady Margaret Sackville, 1881 - 1963. Poet
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Lady Margaret Sackville, 1881 - 1963. Poet

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  • Scottish Art
Born in London to the Earl and Countess De La War, Lady Margaret Sackville was a poet and children’s author. Little is known about her early years, but at sixteen she was ‘discovered’ by the poet Wilfrid Scawen, who became a friend and admirer. During the First World War Sackville published ‘The Pageant of War’, a collection of anti-war poems that criticised women’s support of the war as betrayal of their sons. She spent much of her adult life in Midlothian and Edinburgh, where she was a member of the Whitehouse Terrace salon, a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the first president of the Scottish PEN. In 1936 she moved to Cheltenham, where she lived until her death in 1963.

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Scottish PEN

Scottish PEN is an international writer’s association which aims at promoting better understanding and respect among nations through co-operation between writers in the interests of freedom of expression throughout the world.

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  • Acc. No. PG 3401
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 76.10 x 63.40 cm (framed: 83.30 x 70.40 x 4.30 cm)
  • Credit Presented by Professor E.F.Koerner 2005