Robert Polhill Bevan
1 portrait on display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
Robert Polhill Bevan
by Robert Polhill Bevan
oil on canvas, 1913-1914
18 in. x 14 in. (457 mm x 356 mm)
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- Robert Polhill Bevan (1865-1925), Painter. Sitter in 2 portraits, Artist of 2 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Robert Polhill Bevan (1865-1925), Painter. Artist of 2 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
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Painter; studied and worked abroad, coming under the influence of Gauguin at Pont-Aven, 1893-4. Bevan settled in London, 1900, and became a founder member of the Camden Town Group, 1911. His subject matter is dominated by street scenes, cab yards and horse sales. The painting can be dated from the patches on the wall where sketches had been hung. These were covered over by the redecoration of Bevan's house in 1914.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 55
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- The Camden Town Group and beyond (27 November 2010 - 31 August 2011)
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Events of 1913back to top
Current affairsThe Suffragette, Emily Davison dies after stepping out in front of the King's horse as a protest at the Epsom Derby. In the same year the Liberal government passed the Cat and Mouse Act allowing them to release and re-arrest Suffragettes who went on hunger strike while in prison. Davidson, herself, had been on hunger strike and was force-fed while detained at Holloway Prison.
Art and scienceStravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring comes to London following its premier at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris. Audiences were shocked by Stravinsky's rhythmic and dissonant musical score and by the violent jerky dancing of Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, which were intended to represent pagan ritual.
InternationalHenry Ford introduces the assembly line at the Ford Motor Company, rapidly increasing the rate at which the famous Model T could be manufactured, leading to massive growth in the motorcar industry and demonstrating to other industries the efficiency of mass production.
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