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Henry Lamb, by Henry Lamb, 1914 - NPG 4432 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Henry Lamb

by Henry Lamb
oil on panel, 1914
14 1/2 in. x 12 1/2 in. (368 mm x 318 mm)
Given by Darsie Japp, 1965
Primary Collection
NPG 4432


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  • Henry Lamb (1883-1960), Painter. Sitter associated with 21 portraits, Artist associated with 18 portraits.

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  • Henry Lamb (1883-1960), Painter. Artist associated with 18 portraits, Sitter associated with 21 portraits.

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  • Rogers, Malcolm, Master Drawings from the National Portrait Gallery, 1993 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 5 August to 23 October 1994), p. 150
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 360

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Current affairs

Following Germany's declaration of war on France and invasion of Belgium, Herbert Henry Asquith, the British Prime Minister, declares war on the German Empire on August 4, 1914. The popular belief that the conflict would be 'over by Christmas' was soon found to be a bitter underestimate of the scale of the war.

Art and science

The fist issue of the periodical Blast is published by Wyndham Lewis, announcing the advent of Vorticism. This movement, named by Ezra Pound and taking in art and poetry, combined the vitality and dynamism of Italian Futurism with the geometric structure of Cubism. Vorticism was a direct challenge to the perceived quaint and domestic style of the Bloomsbury group and Roger Fry's Omega Workshop.

International

On June 28th 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria is assassinated in Sarajevo leading to Austria's declaration of war against Serbia and triggering the First World War. Germany declared war on Serbia's ally, Russia, and then marched on France via Belgium. Soon all of Europe and most of the world was embroiled in total war.

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