Christening of Queen Elizabeth II
1 portrait of Claude George Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
Christening of Queen Elizabeth II
12 x 10 inch glass negative, 29 May 1926
Given by Bassano & Vandyk Studios, 1974
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Sittersback to top
- Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (1850-1942), Field Marshal, Governor General of Canada; son of Queen Victoria. Sitter associated with 154 portraits.
- Queen Elizabeth II (1926-), Queen regnant. Sitter associated with 918 portraits.
- Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother (1900-2002), Queen of George VI. Sitter associated with 529 portraits.
- Lady Mary Frances Elphinstone (née Bowes-Lyon) (1883-1961), Wife of 16th Baron Elphinstone; daughter of 14th Earl of Strathmore. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- King George V (1865-1936), Reigned 1910-36. Sitter in 470 portraits.
- King George VI (1895-1952), Reigned 1936-52. Sitter associated with 509 portraits.
- Queen Mary (1867-1953), Queen consort of King George V. Sitter in 392 portraits.
- Princess Mary, Countess of Harewood (1897-1965), Princess Royal; daughter of George V. Sitter in 270 portraits.
- (Cecilia) Nina Bowes-Lyon (née Cavendish-Bentinck), Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1862-1938), Mother of Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother and grandmother of Elizabeth II. Sitter in 5 portraits.
- Claude George Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1855-1944), Landowner. Sitter in 13 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, London (Buckingham Palace, Westminster, London)
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.
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