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Rose Nys; Matthew Huxley; Maria Huxley (née Nys); Aldous Huxley; Georges-Marie Baltus

1 of 3 portraits of Rose Nys

Rose Nys; Matthew Huxley; Maria Huxley (née Nys); Aldous Huxley; Georges-Marie Baltus, by Lady Ottoline Morrell, 1927 - NPG Ax142901 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Rose Nys; Matthew Huxley; Maria Huxley (née Nys); Aldous Huxley; Georges-Marie Baltus

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
cream-toned vintage snapshot print, 1927
2 1/2 in. x 3 3/4 in. (64 mm x 95 mm) image size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Dame Helen Gardner Bequest, 2003
Photographs Collection
NPG Ax142901

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Sittersback to top

  • Georges-Marie Baltus (1874-1967), Painter and professor of art at Glasgow; brother of Maria Huxley (née Nys). Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), Novelist. Sitter in 113 portraits.
  • Maria Huxley (née Nys) (1898-1955), Wife of Aldous Huxley. Sitter in 33 portraits.
  • Matthew Huxley (1920-2005), Author and epidemiologist; son of Aldous Huxley. Sitter in 18 portraits.
  • Rose Nys, Sister of Maria Huxley (née Nys). Sitter in 3 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 1700 portraits, Sitter associated with 595 portraits.

Placesback to top

  • Place made and portrayed: Italy (Forte dei Marmi, Italy)

Events of 1927back to top

Current affairs

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland is renamed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, acknowledging the full independence of the Irish Free State, led at the time by W.T. Cosgrave, the the first President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State.

Art and science

The BBC gains its Royal Charter making it a public corporation and a public service broadcaster accountable to its audience. John Reith became the first Director General with the directive to 'inform, educate and entertain.'


Stalin expels Leon Trotsky from the Soviet Communist Party, giving himself greater control of the party and country by ousting opposition elements.

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