Sir Gerald Kelly
Sir Gerald Kelly
by Sir Oswald Birley
oil on canvas, 1920
35 7/8 in. x 29 7/8 in. (911 mm x 759 mm)
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Sitterback to top
- Sir Gerald Kelly (1879-1972), Painter and President of the Royal Academy. Sitter in 11 portraits, Artist associated with 27 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Sir Oswald Birley (1880-1952), Painter. Artist associated with 15 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 348
Events of 1920back to top
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 Treaty 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.
- Portrait of the Day: King George VI
16 December, 12:30
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