© National Portrait Gallery, London
Gustav VI Adolf, King of Sweden with his family
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postcard print, 1910
5 3/8 in. x 3 3/8 in. (136 mm x 85 mm) overall
acquired unknown source, 1970
- Gustav VI Adolf, King of Sweden (1882-1973), Reigned 1950-73. Sitter in 7 portraits.
- Prince Gustav Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten (1906-1947), Son and heir to Prince Gustaf Adolf (later King of Sweden). Sitter in 6 portraits.
- Ingrid, Queen of Denmark (1910-2000), Consort of Frederick IX, King of Denmark; daughter of Gustaf VI Adolf, King of Sweden. Sitter in 8 portraits.
- Margaret, Crown Princess of Sweden (1882-1920), First wife of Crown Prince Gustav Adolf of Sweden; daughter of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and granddaughter of Queen Victoria. Sitter in 36 portraits.
- Sigvard Oscar Fredrik Bernadotte, Count of Wisborg (1907-2002), Industrial designer; son of Gustaf VI Adolf, King of Sweden. Sitter in 4 portraits.
George V succeeds Edward VII to the throne. The Liberals win narrow victories after calling two General Elections following escalating tension between the Liberal administration and the Lords reached crisis point with the Lords' unprecedented rejection of Lloyd George's 1909 budget. The budget included tax reform intended to fund social reform and a rearmament programme, but was seen by the Conservative Lords as an assault on property.
Art and science
The critic and Bloomsbury group member Roger Fry curates a ground-breaking and, at the time, shocking exhibition in London's Grafton Galleries, Manet and the Post-Impressionists
. The exhibition introduces the work of contemporary European artists to the London art establishment, including Manet, Cezanne, Gaugin and Van Gogh, and Fry became a champion of modern art, coining the term 'Post-Impressionism'.
Japan annexes Korea as a colony, an indication of Japan's ambitious imperialist aims and attempts to control trade and influence in East Asia. Japanese occupation of Korea lasted until 1945, after Japan surrendered to the Allied forces at the end of the Second World War and Korea was divided in two by the United States and the Soviet Union.