James Henry Thomas
James Henry Thomas
by Powys Evans
14 1/2 in. x 9 5/8 in. (369 mm x 243 mm)
Given by the artist's nephew, 1983
Sitterback to top
- James Henry Thomas (1874-1949), Trade unionist and Labour politician; MP for Derby and Secretary of State for the Colonies. Sitter associated with 24 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Powys Evans (1899-1981), 'Quiz'; caricaturist. Artist associated with 99 portraits, Sitter associated with 1 portrait.
This portraitback to top
This caricature, published originally in the Saturday Review, 23 June 1923, is based on one of several sketches made by Evans in March 1923.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Quiz: Sketches and cartoons by Powys Evans (4 October 2008 - 1 March 2009)
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Events of 1926back to top
Current affairsIn response to wage cuts and increased working hours for coal miners recommended by the Samuel Commission, the Trade Union Council calls a General Strike of workers in the key industries. Although over 1.5 million workers took part, the TUC finally gave in after nine days and called off the strike. The Trade Disputes and Trade Union Act of 1927 made it harder for workers to strike.
Art and scienceA.A. Milne publishes Winnie-the-Pooh. The series of popular children's books featured the character Christopher Robin (named after Milne's son) and a cast of animals based on his stuffed-toys including Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit, Tigger, Kanga and Roo.
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is published. This was Agatha Christie's third 'whodunit' novel featuring Hercule Poirot, the Belgian Detective.
InternationalThe League of Nations accepts Germany as the sixth permanent member on the council deeming it a 'peace-loving country'. This confidence, however, was short lived with Germany leaving the League with the accession of Adolf Hitler to power in 1933.
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