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Aldous Huxley; D.H. Lawrence

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Aldous Huxley; D.H. Lawrence, possibly by Lady Ottoline Morrell, 1928 - NPG x140426 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Aldous Huxley; D.H. Lawrence

possibly by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1928
3 1/8 in. x 2 1/8 in. (79 mm x 54 mm) image size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Dame Helen Gardner Bequest, 2003
Photographs Collection
NPG x140426

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  • 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.

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  • Place made and portrayed: Switzerland (possibly Switzerland)

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Current affairs

The Representation of the People Act 1928 grants women the same rights to vote as men. Building on reform of 1918, this Act lowered the voting age for women from 30 to 21, and removed the ownership of property requirements.

Art and science

Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin. The Scottish scientist's identification of the first antibiotic revolutionised the treatment of infection and is a landmark in medical history. By the Second World War, penicillin was being used to treat wounded soldiers and had a major impact on survival rates of those with infected wounds.


Stalin announces the Soviet Union's first Five-Year plan of economic development. Based on Lenin's New Economic Policy, the Five-Year Plans aimed to expand the country's economy through rapid centralised industrialisation.

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