Rudyard Kipling; King George V

1 portrait of Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling; King George V, by Daily Sketch, 11 May 1922 - NPG x36220 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Rudyard Kipling; King George V

by Daily Sketch
bromide print on Daily Sketch mount, 11 May 1922
7 in. x 5 7/8 in. (202 mm x 149 mm)
Purchased, 1991
Photographs Collection
NPG x36220


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Photographed with King George V at the Military cemetery in Vlamertinghe, Belgium. Kipling was a commissioner of the Imperial War Graves Commission.

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  • Faces of the Century, 1999 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 22 October 1999 to 30 January 2000), p. 145

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Current affairs

The British Broadcasting Company (later British Broadcasting Corporation) is established to experiment with radio broadcasting. It is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world, providing radio, television and Internet services to the public in Britain and across the world.

Art and science

1922 is a key year for modernist literature with the publication of James Joyce's novel, Ulysses and T.S. Eliot's poem, The Waste Land. Both broke new ground with Ulysses (loosely based on Homer's Odyssey) introducing the 'stream of consciousness' narrative technique, and The Waste Land experimenting with multiple voices and a patchwork of literary, historic, mythological and personal allusions.

International

The Soviet Union is formed under Joseph Stalin who takes power after Lenin suffers a debilitating stroke. In an attempt to avoid civil war, King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy invites Benito Mussolini to form a new government following the Fascist Party's March on Rome.

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