Sir Henry Hake
Sir Henry Hake
by James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1932
7 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in. (191 mm x 140 mm)
Given by the sitter's nephew, J.L. Robertson, 1982
Sitterback to top
- Sir Henry Hake (1892-1951), Art historian; Director of the National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 2 portraits, Artist or producer associated with 1 portrait.
Artistback to top
- James Russell & Sons (active 1850s-1940s), Photographers. Artist or producer associated with 692 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 270
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.
InternationalSaudi Arabia is formed by the unification of the Kingdoms of Hijaz and Nejd under King Abdul Aziz.
Iraq is granted independence from the British mandate established by the League of Nations in 1919-20.
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