Wallis at the Window
1 portrait of Mrs D. Buchanan Merryman (née Bessie Love Montague)
Wallis at the Window
by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1937
5 1/2 in. x 5 3/8 in. (141 mm x 138 mm)
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Artistback to top
- Cecil Beaton (1904-1980), Photographer, designer and writer. Artist associated with 1087 portraits, Sitter associated with 353 portraits.
Sittersback to top
- Madame Bedaux. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII) (1894-1972), Reigned 1936. Sitter in 417 portraits.
- Sir Dudley Richard Forwood, 3rd Bt (1912-2001), Equerry to the Duke of Windsor and army major. Sitter associated with 3 portraits.
- Mrs D. Buchanan Merryman (née Bessie Love Montague) (1864-1964), 'Aunt Bessie'; aunt of the Duchess of Windsor. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Edward Dudley ('Fruity') Metcalfe (1887-1957), Army major and equerry to the Duke of Windsor. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Herman Rogers. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Katherine Rogers. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Wallis, Duchess of Windsor (1896-1986), Wife of Duke of Windsor. Sitter in 194 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 736
Events of 1937back to top
Current affairsGeorge VI becomes king. The younger brother of Edward VIII was crowned on the 12th May and the coronation was broadcast to Britain and the Empire on the radio. Edward becomes the Duke of Windsor, although the rank of 'Royal Highness' is not extended to Wallis Simpson.Neville Chamberlain becomes Prime Minister following Baldwin's retirement.
Art and scienceRoland Penrose organises a tour of Picasso's painting Guernica to the UK. The painting, which shows the horrors of the Spanish Civil War, went on display at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in East London.A new synthetic fabric is invented and named after New York and London: Nylon.
InternationalCommercial airship travel is brought to an end with the 'Hindenberg Disaster'. The German airship exploded while landing in New Jersey. The radio broadcaster Herbert Morrison's reaction has become legendary: 'Oh, the humanity!'Japan invades China, killing about 25,000. Japanese Troops committed numerous atrocities against soldiers and civilians in what became known as the 'Rape of Nanking'.
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