Names (left to right): Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson, Lytton Strachey, George H. W. ‘Dadie’ Rylands and Reginald S. ‘Ralph’ Partridge
Location: Picnic at unknown location
‘Goldie Lowes-Dickinson (1862-1932) was a Fellow at King’s College, Cambridge, mentor to the novelist E M Forster, and involved in founding the League of Nations. Dadie Rylands (1902-1999) was also a King’s Fellow, who produced the first complete recordings of Shakespeare (1957-64) for the British Council. Lytton Strachey (1880-1932) was a reviewer of French Literature more famous for his sardonic, demystifying biographies of eminent Victorians. Ralph Partridge (1894–1960) was an army officer, later a pacifist, married to the artist Dora Carrington and was beloved of Lytton Strachey, with both of whom he lived in Ham Spray House.’
With thanks to the Frances Partridge estate and the archives of King’s College, Cambridge.