Maurice Henry Hewlett
Maurice Henry Hewlett
by James Kerr-Lawson
14 1/8 in. x 19 5/8 in. (359 mm x 498 mm)
Given by the artist's widow, 1945
Artistback to top
- James Kerr-Lawson (1862-1939), Painter and lithographer. Artist associated with 8 portraits, Sitter associated with 1 portrait.
This portraitback to top
This drawing of Maurice Hewlett by James Kerr-Lawson was made in about 1904 and relates closely to an oil sketch in the Gallery's collection. According to the artist's wife, it shows Hewlett working on his book The Road to Tuscany in her husband's studio at the Casa di Boccaccio at Corbignano, near Florence, where Hewlett was staying as their guest.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 301
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: Italy (artist's studio, Casa di Boccaccio, Corbignano, Florence, Italy)
Events of 1904back to top
Current affairsBritain and France sign the Entente Cordiale, an agreement which resolves a number of longstanding colonial disputes (including a Declaration respecting Egypt and Morocco), signalling growing anxiety about the risk of future German aggression. Although not militarily binding, the agreement, negotiated between French foreign minister Théophile Delcassé, and Lord Lansdowne, the British Foreign Secretary, establishes a diplomatic understanding between the two countries.
Art and scienceJ. M. Barrie's Peter Pan is first performed at the Duke of York's Theatre in London. Charting the fantastical adventures of Peter, 'the boy who never grew up', the Darling children and the villainous Captain Hook in Neverland, many adaptations have been made of the story.
The painter Gwen John settles in Paris, where she becomes the lover and model of the sculptor Auguste Rodin, modelling for his sculpture Muse.
InternationalJapan attacks the Russian Navy at Port Arthur, sparking the Russo-Japanese war. Hostility was prompted by the rival imperialist ambitions of the Russian and Japanese empires in Manchuria, North East China, and Korea, considered by Japan to be an essential buffer against colonisation by Western Powers. Japan wins a series of victories against Russia which transforms the balance of power in East Asia, and undermines the Tsar's rule in Russia.
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