Ethel Edith Mannin
Ethel Edith Mannin
by Paul Tanqueray
gelatin silver print, 1930
9 1/2 in. x 7 1/2 in. (242 mm x 191 mm)
Given by Paul Tanqueray, 1978
Artistback to top
- Paul Tanqueray (1905-1991), Photographer. Artist associated with 186 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.
This portraitback to top
This classic art deco portrait was used to publicise her first outspoken autobiographical work Confessions and Impressions (1930). Tanqueray had a lifelong friendship with Ethel Edith Mannin and photographed her on a number of other occasions. When this photograph was taken Mannin had just bought a house, which she had admired since childhood, in Wimbledon. She lived there for nearly forty years. In the portrait, the Jazz background was designed by Tanqueray, painted by Ida Davis.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Birkett, Dea; Morris, Jan (foreword), Off the Beaten Track: Three Centuries of Women Travellers, 2004 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 7 July to 31 October 2004), p. 96
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- A Century of Photography, 1840-1940 (17 October 2016 - 29 October 2017)
- Women Writers (9 December 2006 - 17 June 2007)
- Paul Tanqueray: Young in the Twenties (8 December 2004 - 15 June 2005)
Events of 1930back to top
Current affairsAmy Johnson is the first woman to fly solo to Australia. She flew the 11,000 miles from Croydon to Darwin in a De Havilland Gipsy Moth named Jason and won the Harmon Trophy as well as a CBE for her achievement. She went on to break a number of other flying records, and died while serving in the Air Transport Auxiliary in 1941.
Art and scienceNoel Coward's play, Private Lives is first performed. The original run starred Gertrude Lawrence and Laurence Olivier as well as Coward himself. Private Lives became Coward's most enduringly successful play.
InternationalGandhi leads the Salt March. The march to the coast was a direct protest against the British monopoly on the sale of salt and inspired hordes of Indians to follow him and adopt his methods of Satyagraha (non-violent resistance to the British rule of India).
Stalin orders the 'liquidation of the kulaks (wealthy farmers) as a class' in a violent attempt to centralise control of agriculture and collectivise farming.
Recommended Exhibitions & displays
- Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things
Until 7 June
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