Sir Aston Webb
- Extended Catalogue Entry
Sir Aston Webb
by Solomon Joseph Solomon
oil on canvas, circa 1906
35 1/2 in. x 28 1/2 in. (902 mm x 724 mm)
Given by the sitter's son and daughter, Maurice Webb and Miss Webb, 1931
Sitterback to top
- Sir Aston Webb (1849-1930), Architect and President of the Royal Academy. Sitter in 16 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Solomon Joseph Solomon (1860-1927), Painter; pioneer of camouflage techniques. Artist associated with 12 portraits, Sitter in 10 portraits.
This portraitback to top
A version of the portrait of Webb at the RIBA but showing him against the backdrop of his buildings for the V&A.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 648
Events of 1906back to top
Current affairsThe Liberals, led by Henry Campbell-Bannerman under a promise of reform, win a landslide victory in the general election. Electors vote to end two decades dominated by Conservative rule, with disaffection mounting over the conflict in South Africa and party division over education and tariff reform. The LRC continue to grow as a political force, winning 29 seats and changing their name later this year to the Labour Party.
Art and scienceRalph Vaughan Williams edits The English Hymnal, a collection of the best in English-language hymns. Published by the Church of England, it became one of the most popular and influential hymn books in the world.
Antoni Gaudí completes his rebuilding of the Casa Batllo in Barcelona. Known locally as the 'casa dels ossos', or 'House of Bones', the building is striking for its use of curved stonework, oval windows and intricate tracery.