The Gibbs family
1 of 3 portraits of Anthony Durant Gibbs, 5th Baron Aldenham
The Gibbs family
by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 31 August 1931
Given by Bassano & Vandyk Studios, 1974
Sittersback to top
- Beatrix Elinor Gibbs (née Paul), Lady Aldenham (1891-1978), Former wife of Algernon Hyde Villiers, and later wife of Walter Durant Gibbs, 4th Baron Aldenham; daughter of Herbert Woodfield Paul. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Anthony Durant Gibbs, 5th Baron Aldenham (1922-1986), Son of Walter Durant Gibbs, 4th Baron Aldenham. Sitter in 3 portraits. Identify
- Hon. Vicary Paul Gibbs (1921-1944), Captain; son of Walter Durant Gibbs, 4th Baron Aldenham. Sitter in 4 portraits. Identify
- (Mary) Theresa Hyde (née Villiers), Lady Wilkinson (1917-1984), Daughter of Algernon Hyde Villiers; wife of Sir Peter Allix Wilkinson. Sitter in 3 portraits. Identify
Artistback to top
- Bassano Ltd (active 1901-1962), Photographers. Artist associated with 42745 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (photographer's studio, 38 Dover Street, London)
Events of 1931back to top
Current affairsSailors at the Invergordon naval base mutiny in response to pay cuts. The cuts of up to 25% were part of the government's attempt to deal with the Great Depression by reducing public spending. Sailors protested by holding meetings and refusing orders.
Dr Harold Moody founds the League of Coloured Peoples, lobbying for equal rights for black people in Britain and for international civil rights.
Art and scienceThe modern tube map is introduced. Harry Beck's design was unique in following the properties of a circuit diagram rather than the geographical location of the stations.
The Vic-Wells Ballet company is founded by Dame Ninette de Valois and housed by Lilian Baylis at Sadler's Wells Theatre. It was granted a Royal Charter in 1957 and became the Royal Ballet.
InternationalThe Second Spanish Republic is established. Following an election dominated by the Republicans, King Alfonso XIII abdicated and a new constitution was drawn up.
The Statute of Westminster grants legislative equality to the self-governing Dominions of the British Empire. The Statue decreed that the British Government could no longer make ordinary law for the dominions unless it was at their request and with their consent.
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