by Christopher Wood
oil on canvas, 1926
36 in. x 22 in. (914 mm x 559 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Constant Lambert (1905-1951), Composer, conductor and critic. Sitter in 33 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Wood's portrait was painted in Paris where Lambert was working on the ballet Romeo and Juliet, commissioned by Diaghilev, for which Wood had been recommended as designer by Picasso.
Linked publicationsback to top
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- Bakewell, Michael, Character Sketches: Fitzrovia: London's Bohemia, 1999, p. 32
- Clerk, Honor, The Sitwells, 1994 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 14 October - 22 January 1995), p. 97
- Ribeiro, Aileen, The Gallery of Fashion, 2000, p. 218
- Ribeiro, Aileen; Blackman, Cally, A Portrait of Fashion: Six Centuries of Dress at the National Portrait Gallery, 2015, p. 222
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 361
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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