by Lewis Baumer
oil on canvas, exhibited 1926
30 in. x 25 in. (762 mm x 635 mm)
Bequeathed by (Mary) Noel Streatfeild, 1987
Sitterback to top
- (Mary) Noel Streatfeild (1895-1986), Novelist and children's writer. Sitter in 17 portraits.
This portraitback to top
This portrait was exhibited in 1926 and shows Streatfeild fashionably dressed with bobbed hair and long rope of pearls. Bequeathed by the sitter, 1987.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ecclesshare, Julia, Beatrix Potter to Harry Potter: Portraits of Children's Writers, 2002 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 15 May to 26 August 2002), p. 49
- Ribeiro, Aileen, The Gallery of Fashion, 2000, p. 215
- Ribeiro, Aileen; Blackman, Cally, A Portrait of Fashion: Six Centuries of Dress at the National Portrait Gallery, 2015, p. 220
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 595
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Beatrix Potter to Harry Potter: Portraits of Children's Writers (15 May 2002 - 26 August 2002)
Subjects & Themesback to top
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 first 'whodunnit' story featuring Hecule Poirot, the Belgium Detective.