by Doris Zinkeisen
oil on canvas, exhibited 1925
36 in. x 28 in. (916 mm x 712 mm)
Artistback to top
- Doris Clare Zinkeisen (1897-1991), Painter, stage-set and costume designer, writer and equestrian champion. Artist of 2 portraits, Sitter in 19 portraits.
This portraitback to top
This portrait was completed whilst Lanchester was working for the actor-manager Nigel Playfair at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, where Zinkeisen was the costume designer. It shows the actress in role, possibly as Nell Gwyn, in the early years of her stage career.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 361
Events of 1925back to top
Current affairsOn the advice of the Governor of the Bank of England, Montagu Norman, Winston Churchill returns British currency to the Gold Standard. This caused deflation across the empire as the value of the pound returned to the pre-war gold price, leading to unemployment, the miners' strike and the general strike in 1926.
Art and scienceJohn Logie Baird transmits the first television images of a ventriloquist's dummy. The BBC used Logie Baird's invention from 1927 until 1935 when they adopted EMI-Marconi's superior electronic scanning system.
Virginia Woolf publishes her innovative 'stream of consciousness' novel, Mrs Dalloway, which chronicles a day in the life of the protagonist through her interior monologue.