by Sir Henry Hake, after Isaac Beckett, after Gilbert Soest
pencil on tracing paper, circa 1927-1951
8 in. x 6 3/8 in. (202 mm x 162 mm) paper size
Artistsback to top
- Isaac Beckett (1652 or 1653-1688), Engraver. Artist associated with 184 portraits.
- Sir Henry Hake (1892-1951), Art historian; Director of the National Portrait Gallery. Artist associated with 1 portrait, Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Gilbert Soest (circa 1605-1681), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 49 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Events of 1927back to top
Current affairsThe United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland is renamed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, acknowledging the full independence of the Irish Free State, led at the time by W.T. Cosgrave, the the first President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State.
Art and scienceThe BBC gains its Royal Charter making it a public corporation and a public service broadcaster accountable to its audience. John Reith became the first Director General with the directive to 'inform, educate and entertain.'
InternationalStalin expels Leon Trotsky from the Soviet Communist Party, giving himself greater control of the party and country by ousting opposition elements.
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