Photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London
by Glyn Warren Philpot
oil on canvas, 1925
30 in. x 25 in. (762 mm x 636 mm)
Lent by the sitter's son, Lord Ravensdale, 1984
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Sitterback to top
- Sir Oswald Mosley, 6th Bt (1896-1980), Founder of the British Union of Fascists and politician; MP for Harrow and Smethwick. Sitter in 21 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Glyn Warren Philpot (1884-1937), Painter and sculptor. Artist associated with 3 portraits, Sitter associated with 7 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Audio Guide
- Parris, Matthew, Heroes and Villains: Scarfe at the National Portrait Gallery, 2003 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 30 September 2003 to 4 April 2004), p. 95
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 445
Events of 1925back to top
Current affairsOn the advice of the Governor of the Bank of England, Montagu Norman, Winston Churchill returns British currency to the Gold Standard. This caused deflation across the empire as the value of the pound returned to the pre-war gold price, leading to unemployment, the miners' strike and the general strike in 1926.
Art and scienceJohn Logie Baird transmits the first television images of a ventriloquist's dummy. The BBC used Logie Baird's invention from 1927 until 1935 when they adopted EMI-Marconi's superior electronic scanning system.
Virginia Woolf publishes her innovative 'stream of consciousness' novel, Mrs Dalloway, which chronicles a day in the life of the protagonist through her interior monologue.