by Henry Poole
bronze statuette, 1920s
23 5/8 in. x 10 in. (600 mm x 255 mm) overall
Given by the sitter's father, Sir Albert Ball, 1929
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
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- Albert Ball (1896-1917), Fighter-pilot; recipient of the Victoria Cross. Sitter in 2 portraits.
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Albert Ball was killed in action over enemy territory on 7 May 1917 'fighting gloriously' as the inscription proclaims on the public monument in Nottingham for which this is the model.
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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.