Lilian Mary Baylis
Lilian Mary Baylis
by Powys Evans
pen and ink, 1924
20 in. x 14 in. (507 mm x 356 mm)
Purchased with funding from the Elizabeth Weisz Fund, 2006
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Sitterback to top
- Lilian Mary Baylis (1874-1937), Theatre manager. Sitter associated with 8 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Powys Evans (1899-1981), 'Quiz'; caricaturist. Artist associated with 99 portraits, Sitter associated with 1 portrait.
This portraitback to top
Evans sketched Baylis in April 1924 and this cartoon of the 'presiding genius of the Old Vic', appeared in the Saturday Review, 14 June 1924, after she received an honorary MA from University of Oxford.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Quiz: Sketches and cartoons by Powys Evans (4 October 2008 - 1 March 2009)
Events of 1924back to top
Current affairsAfter narrowly winning the general election the previous year, Stanley Baldwin calls a vote of confidence at the opening of the new session of Parliament and is defeated. George V invited James Ramsay Macdonald to form a minority Labour government, making him the first Labour Prime Minister.
Art and scienceEric Liddell wins the gold medal at the Olympic games, breaking the record for running the 400 metres in 47.6 seconds. The distance was not in fact his strongest event, but he refused to run the 100 metres because the heats were held on the Sabbath. His story is told in the 1981 film Chariots of Fire.
InternationalAfter three strokes and several years of illness Lenin dies. Three days later the city of Petrograd is renamed Leningrad in his honour. On coming to power Stalin began the policy of 'socialism in one country' abandoning the traditional hope for international proletarian revolution in order to strengthen Russia internally and independently.
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