1 of 9 portraits by Arthur George Witherby ('Wag')
by Arthur George Witherby ('Wag')
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 21 March 1901
13 7/8 in. x 10 in. (352 mm x 254 mm)
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Sitterback to top
- William Baker (1841-1910), Headmaster of Merchant Taylors' School. Sitter in 2 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Arthur George Witherby ('Wag') (1856-1937), Cartoonist and co-owner of Vanity Fair. Artist of 9 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 30
Events of 1901back to top
Current affairsQueen Victoria dies on 23 January. She is succeeded to the throne by her son, Prince Edward, aged 60, who reigned until his death in 1910. The census results of this year show the huge changes that took place in Britain during her reign, revealing that the population of Britain had doubled in the past 50 years, to 38 million.
Art and scienceThe start of Pablo Picasso's Blue Period, in which he produces a series of paintings dominated by the colour blue and melancholic mood. Significantly, the period marks the transition in Picasso's style from classicism to abstract art.
Beatrix Potter privately publishes The Tale of Peter Rabbit after it is rejected by six publishers.