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Visiting Hampton Court Palace

3 of 3 portraits of Rose Nys

Visiting Hampton Court Palace, possibly by Philip Edward Morrell, 1936 - NPG Ax143973 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Visiting Hampton Court Palace

possibly by Philip Edward Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1936
2 7/8 in. x 3 7/8 in. (74 mm x 98 mm) image size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Dame Helen Gardner Bequest, 2003
Photographs Collection
NPG Ax143973


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  • Philip Edward Morrell (1870-1943), Politician; husband of Lady Ottoline Morrell. Artist associated with 341 portraits, Sitter associated with 191 portraits.

Sittersback to top

  • Anne Arianna Gallon (née Goodman) (1929-), Granddaughter of Lady Ottoline Morrell. Sitter in 14 portraits.
  • Sir Victor Martin Reeves Goodman (1899-1967), Clerk of the Parliaments; former husband of Julian Morrell, and later husband of Beatrice Anstice Crawley. Sitter in 12 portraits, Artist of 2 portraits.
  • 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.
  • Lady Ottoline Morrell (1873-1938), Patron of the arts; half-sister of 6th Duke of Portland; wife of Philip Edward Morrell. Sitter associated with 595 portraits, Artist associated with 1700 portraits.
  • Rose Nys, Sister of Maria Huxley (née Nys). Sitter in 3 portraits.
  • Julian Ottoline Vinogradoff (née Morrell) (1906-1989), Former wife of Sir Victor Goodman, and later wife of Igor Vinogradoff; daughter of Lady Ottoline Morrell. Sitter in 409 portraits, Artist associated with 2 portraits.

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Events of 1936back to top

Current affairs

Following the death of his father George V, Edward succeeds to the throne as King Edward VIII, but chooses to abdicate in order to marry the American divorcee, Wallis Simpson. Edward was the only monarch every to voluntarily relinquish the throne.

Art and science

The Spitfire, designed by Reginald Mitchell, has its maiden flight. The RAF and other allied forces used the plane extensively and to great effect during the Second World War. Television broadcasting begins. Although the BBC had been transmitting television since 1930, regular service did not begin until 1936, when the 'BBC Television Service' (now BBC One) was broadcast from Alexandra Palace.

International

The Spanish Civil War begins. Nationalists, led by General Francisco Franco, and supported by Italian and German fascist governments, rebelled against the Second Spanish Republic. The conflict lasted until 1939, and anticipated many of the features of the Second World War: fighting between Communists and Fascists, the rise of nationalism and the use of terror tactics against civilians.

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