3 of 3 portraits of Geoffrey Dawson
after Frances Amicia de Biden Footner
collotype, circa 1935
11 3/8 in. x 8 1/2 in. (289 mm x 215 mm) plate size; 18 5/8 in. x 13 1/2 in. (472 mm x 342 mm) paper size
Given by Grillion's Club, 1936
Sitterback to top
- Geoffrey Dawson (1874-1944), Journalist; editor of The Times. Sitter in 3 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Frances Amicia de Biden Footner (1874-1961), Artist. Artist associated with 9 portraits.
Events of 1935back to top
Current affairsStanley Baldwin starts his third term as Prime Minister after Ramsay Macdonald resigns due to ill health. Coincidentally, Baldwin's first term in office also came about when the Prime Minister of the time, Bonar Law, stepped down due to illness in 1923.
Art and scienceRobert Watson-Watt demonstrates Radar, showing how an aircraft can be tracked by detecting radio waves reflected off it. During the war, Watson-Watt established a network of machines and operators that helped detect the approach of enemy aircraft in the Battle of Britain.
Penguin publishes its first paperback books, making reading more portable and affordable to a wider audience.
InternationalItaly invades Abyssinia. The invasion of the country now known as Ethiopia was part of Mussolini's plan to create an Italian Empire. It was also an attempt to avenge Abyssinia's victory over the Italian army at Adowa in 1896.
Germany introduces conscription, breaking the disarmament clause of the Treaty of Versailles.
Listen to a series of podcasts exploring the lives of pioneering women, past and present.
William Eggleston was closely associated with the alternative music scene in Memphis. Revisit our 2016 exhibition and listen to a special playlist.
Links to audio and transcripts of interviews with artists, sitters and historic recordings.