3 of 4 portraits of A.E. Housman
by Francis Dodd
14 3/4 in. x 10 3/4 in. (375 mm x 273 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Alfred Edward ('A.E') Housman (1859-1936), Poet and classical scholar. Sitter in 4 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Francis Dodd (1874-1949), Painter and printmaker. Artist associated with 52 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Rogers, Malcolm, Master Drawings from the National Portrait Gallery, 1993 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 5 August to 23 October 1994), p. 167
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 316
- Tinker, Christopher, Speak its Name! - Quotations by and about Gay Men and Women, 2016, p. 37
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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