after Sir David Low
photolithograph, circa 1920-1928
10 1/2 in. x 6 1/4 in. (267 mm x 159 mm) plate size; 13 in. x 9 in. (330 mm x 229 mm) paper size
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Sitterback to top
- Herbert George Wells (1866-1946), Novelist and social commentator. Sitter associated with 78 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Sir David Low (1891-1963), Cartoonist. Artist associated with 495 portraits, Sitter in 27 portraits.
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Current affairsThe Government of Ireland Act (Fourth Home Rule Bill) partitions Ireland into the Irish Free State with a devolved parliament in Dublin and Northern Ireland with a devolved parliament in Belfast.The Communist Party of Great Britain is founded in London, uniting a number of independent socialist and Marxist parties into a single, united party.
Art and scienceQueen Alexandra unveils a monument to Edith Cavell in St Martin's Place opposite the National Portrait Gallery. The English nurse was executed in Germany for helping hundreds of allied soldiers to cross the border from occupied Belgium to the neutral Netherlands.George V officially opens the Imperial War Museum at the Crystal Palace.
InternationalThe Kapp Putsch threatens the newly formed Weimar Republic. In defiance of the Treat of Versailles, the leaders of the Marinebrigade Ehrhardt refused to disband and marched on Berlin, occupying it on the 13th March. With the general army refusing to defend the city, the government fled to Stuttgart. The rebellion, however, failed after the workers joined a general strike, disabling their plans.