3 of 24 portraits of (Edward Henry) Gordon Craig
© The Estate of Edward Steichen/ARS, NY and DACS, London 2018
by Edward Steichen
platinum print, 1920
9 5/8 in. x 7 5/8 in. (245 mm x 193 mm)
Sitterback to top
- (Edward Henry) Gordon Craig (1872-1966), Theatre director, designer and wood-engraver, son of Ellen Terry. Sitter in 24 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Nairne, Sandy (foreword); Carter, Graydon; Bailey, Christopher, Vanity Fair Portraits, 2008 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 14 June to 21 September 2008), p. 67
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 150
Events of 1920back to top
Current affairsThe Government of Ireland Act (Fourth Home Rule Bill) partitions Ireland into the Irish Free State with a devolved parliament in Dublin and Northern Ireland with a devolved parliament in Belfast.
The Communist Party of Great Britain is founded in London, uniting a number of independent socialist and Marxist parties into a single, united party.
Art and scienceQueen Alexandra unveils a monument to Edith Cavell in St Martin's Place opposite the National Portrait Gallery. The English nurse was executed in Germany for helping hundreds of allied soldiers to cross the border from occupied Belgium to the neutral Netherlands.
George V officially opens the Imperial War Museum at the Crystal Palace.