3 of 56 portraits of Edith Sitwell
by Maurice Lambert
aluminium head, 1985 (circa 1926-1927)
14 in. (354 mm) high
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Artistback to top
- Maurice Lambert (1901-1964), Sculptor. Artist of 5 portraits, Sitter in 28 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Linked publicationsback to top
- Audio Guide
- Clerk, Honor, The Sitwells, 1994 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 14 October - 22 January 1995), p. 86
- Ingamells, John, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, 2004, p. 3
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 567
- Various contributors, National Portrait Gallery: A Portrait of Britain, 2014, p. 201
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1926back to top
Current affairsIn response to wage cuts and increased working hours for coal miners recommended by the Samuel Commission, the Trade Union Council calls a General Strike of workers in the key industries. Although over 1.5 million workers took part, the TUC finally gave in after nine days and called off the strike. The Trade Disputes and Trade Union Act of 1927 made it harder for workers to strike.
Art and scienceA.A. Milne publishes Winnie-the-Pooh. The series of popular children's books featured the character Christopher Robin (named after Milne's son) and a cast of animals based on his stuffed-toys including Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit, Tigger, Kanga and Roo.The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is published. This was Agatha Christie's first 'whodunnit' story featuring Hecule Poirot, the Belgium Detective.
InternationalThe League of Nations accepts Germany as the sixth permanent member on the council deeming it a 'peace-loving country'. This confidence, however, was short lived with Germany leaving the League with the accession of Adolf Hitler to power in 1933.
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