12 of 30 portraits of Anthony Asquith
by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1926
2 3/8 in. x 4 3/8 in. (60 mm x 111 mm) image size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Dame Helen Gardner Bequest, 2003
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Sittersback to top
- Anthony Asquith (1902-1968), Film director; youngest son of Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith. Sitter associated with 30 portraits.
- Alexandra Imogen Clair Gage (née Grenfell), Viscountess Gage (1905-1969), Daughter of 1st Baron Desborough; wife of 6th Viscount Gage. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Hon. Ivo George Winfred Grenfell (1898-1926), Son of 1st Baron Desborough; Lieutenant Reserve of Officers. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Teresa ('Baby') Jungman (Mrs Cuthbertson) (1908-2010), Society hostess. Sitter in 6 portraits.
- Hon. Clarissa ('Clare') Tennant (Tennyson, later Beck) (1896-1960), Former wife of Adrian Bethell and of 3rd Baron Tennyson, and later wife of James Montgomery Beck; daughter of 1st Baron Glenconner. Sitter in 2 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Lady Ottoline Morrell (1873-1938), Patron of the arts; half-sister of 6th Duke of Portland; wife of Philip Edward Morrell. Artist associated with 1709 portraits, Sitter associated with 596 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, Oxfordshire (Garsington Manor, Oxfordshire)
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.
Exhibitions and displays
- A Century of Photography, 1840-1940
Until 29 October