12 of 18 portraits of D.H. Lawrence
possibly by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1928
3 1/8 in. x 2 1/8 in. (78 mm x 54 mm) image size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Dame Helen Gardner Bequest, 2003
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Sitterback to top
- David Herbert ('D.H.') Lawrence (1885-1930), Novelist and poet. Sitter in 18 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Lady Ottoline Morrell (1873-1938), Patron of the arts; half-sister of 6th Duke of Portland; wife of Philip Edward Morrell. Artist associated with 1710 portraits, Sitter associated with 596 portraits.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- D.H. Lawrence and Lady Chatterley’s Lover (15 April 2010 - 5 December 2010)
Events of 1928back to top
Current affairsThe Representation of the People Act 1928 grants women the same rights to vote as men. Building on reform of 1918, this Act lowered the voting age for women from 30 to 21, and removed the ownership of property requirements.
Art and scienceAlexander Fleming discovers penicillin. The Scottish scientist's identification of the first antibiotic revolutionised the treatment of infection and is a landmark in medical history. By the Second World War, penicillin was being used to treat wounded soldiers and had a major impact on survival rates of those with infected wounds.
InternationalStalin announces the Soviet Union's first Five-Year plan of economic development. Based on Lenin's New Economic Policy, the Five-Year Plans aimed to expand the country's economy through rapid centralised industrialisation.
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