by Rita Martin
bromide print, 1907
10 1/2 in. x 7 3/4 in. (265 mm x 197 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Lily Elsie (Mrs Bullough) (1886-1962), Actress and singer. Sitter in 170 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Rita Martin (1875-1958), Photographer. Artist associated with 310 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
This portraitback to top
This print belonged to Cecil Beaton who kept it on his desk and described the sitter as 'the drenchingly lovely Miss Lily Elsie'.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 206
Events of 1907back to top
Current affairsRobert Baden Powell, a former lieutenant-general in the British Army, forms the Boy Scout Movement after holding a camp on Brownsea Island for a group of twenty-two boys of mixed social background. Baden Powell was inspired after finding that his 1903 military training manual Aids to Scouting had become a bestseller, and was being used by teachers and youth workers. The Scout movement has become a Worldwide phenomenon, with over 38 million members in 216 countries.
Art and scienceThe poet, author and critic Edmund Gosse publishes his autobiography Father and Son, an account of his relationship with his devout Christian father, the zoologist Phillip Gosse. Edmund's detailing of his loss of faith is a reflection on the Victorian age itself.
Anna Pavlova first dances The Dying Swan, choreographed by Michel Fokine to music by Camille Saint-Saens, at a charity performance.
InternationalAmerica is gripped by a financial crisis as a collapse of trust companies causes panic amongst shareholders.
Aged twenty, the Swiss architect Le Corbusier, one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century architecture, designs his first house at La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland.
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