Arthur Clutton-Brock

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Arthur Clutton-Brock (1868–1924) was an English essayist, critic and journalist.

Born at Weybridge to John Alan Clutton-Brock, a banker, and his wife Mary Alice, daughter of Rev. Henry Thomas Hill, rector of Felton, Herefordshire, Clutton-Brock was educated at Summerfields and Eton, then New College, Oxford. Following a short period in a stockbroker's office, he was called to the bar in 1895 by the Inner Temple, working as a barrister for some years.

In 1908 Clutton-Brock was appointed art critic on The Times, having previously occupied the same role on the staff of the Tribune and The Morning Post, ; he wrote however on a plethora of subjects, from gardening to religion. In 1903, he married Evelyn Alice, the daughter of the civil engineer Leveson Francis Vernon-Harcourt[1]

The historian John William Willis-Bund was first cousin to Clutton-Brock's mother Mary Alice.[2]


  1. ^ "Brock, Arthur Clutton- (1868-1924), essayist and journalist : Oxford Dictionary of National Biography - oi". Retrieved 2016-02-10. 
  2. ^ A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, 1871, vol II, ed. Sir Bernard Burke, pg 1526–1527