Sir Matthew Smith
Sir Matthew Smith
by Sir Matthew Smith
oil on canvas, 1932
16 1/4 in. x 13 in. (413 mm x 330 mm)
Given by Alden Brooks, 1961
Sitterback to top
- Sir Matthew Smith (1879-1959), Painter. Sitter in 6 portraits, Artist of 4 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Sir Matthew Smith (1879-1959), Painter. Artist of 4 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
This portraitback to top
This portrait may have been painted in France, where Smith worked periodically for many years.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 571
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Colour, Light, Texture: Portraits by Matthew Smith and Frank Dobson (5 August 2014 - 6 April 2015)
Events of 1932back to top
Current affairsSir Oswald Mosley forms the British Union of Fascists. Mosley's party - nicknamed the Black Shirts after their uniform - was founded along the lines of Mussolini's Fascist Party in Italy and called for the replacement of parliamentary democracy with a system of elected executives. During the war Mosley was interned and the BUF was proscribed.
Art and scienceJohn Cockcroft and Ernest Walton 'split the atom'. In fact, Cockcroft and Walton's achievement was to change the nucleus of one element into another by bombarding it with protons, rather than to literally spit an atom apart. Nevertheless 'splitting the atom' has become the popular way of describing this important stage in the development of nuclear technology.
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Iraq is granted independence from the British mandate established by the League of Nations in 1919-20.
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