Angela Thirkell

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Angela Thirkell

by John Copperfield
platinum print, 1910s
7 3/4 in. x 5 1/2 in. (198 mm x 141 mm) image size
Given by Wilfrid Jasper Walter Blunt, 1972
Photographs Collection
NPG x20027

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  • John Copperfield (active early 20th century), Photographer. Artist or producer of 3 portraits.

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Current affairs

George V succeeds Edward VII to the throne.
The Liberals win narrow victories after calling two General Elections following escalating tension between the Liberal administration and the Lords reached crisis point with the Lords' unprecedented rejection of Lloyd George's 1909 budget. The budget included tax reform intended to fund social reform and a rearmament programme, but was seen by the Conservative Lords as an assault on property.

Art and science

The critic and Bloomsbury group member Roger Fry curates a ground-breaking and, at the time, shocking exhibition in London's Grafton Galleries, Manet and the Post-Impressionists. The exhibition introduces the work of contemporary European artists to the London art establishment, including Manet, Cezanne, Gaugin and Van Gogh, and Fry became a champion of modern art, coining the term 'Post-Impressionism'.

International

Japan annexes Korea as a colony, an indication of Japan's ambitious imperialist aims and attempts to control trade and influence in East Asia. Japanese occupation of Korea lasted until 1945, after Japan surrendered to the Allied forces at the end of the Second World War and Korea was divided in two by the United States and the Soviet Union.

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Hilary Temple (Angela Thirkell Society)

03 September 2018, 16:51

This bears a strong resemblance to Edward Burne-Jones's portrait of Sidonia von Bork (1860, in the Tate). He was Angela Thirkell's adoring grandfather.