Sir Charles John Holmes
Sir Charles John Holmes
by Powys Evans
pen and ink, before 1926
20 in. x 13 7/8 in. (508 mm x 352 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Sir Charles John Holmes (1868-1936), Painter and critic; Director successively of the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery. Sitter in 4 portraits, Artist or producer associated with 4 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Powys Evans (1899-1981), 'Quiz'; caricaturist. Artist or producer associated with 99 portraits, Sitter associated with 1 portrait.
This portraitback to top
This cartoon appeared in the Saturday Review, 5 April 1924, and a related drawing was published in the London Mercury, February 1930.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 310
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Quiz: Sketches and cartoons by Powys Evans (4 October 2008 - 1 March 2009)
Events of 1926back to top
Current affairsIn response to wage cuts and increased working hours for coal miners recommended by the Samuel Commission, the Trade Union Council calls a General Strike of workers in the key industries. Although over 1.5 million workers took part, the TUC finally gave in after nine days and called off the strike. The Trade Disputes and Trade Union Act of 1927 made it harder for workers to strike.
Art and scienceA.A. Milne publishes Winnie-the-Pooh. The series of popular children's books featured the character Christopher Robin (named after Milne's son) and a cast of animals based on his stuffed-toys including Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit, Tigger, Kanga and Roo.
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is published. This was Agatha Christie's third 'whodunit' novel featuring Hercule Poirot, the Belgian Detective.
InternationalThe League of Nations accepts Germany as the sixth permanent member on the council deeming it a 'peace-loving country'. This confidence, however, was short lived with Germany leaving the League with the accession of Adolf Hitler to power in 1933.
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