Sir Julian Huxley
Sir Julian Huxley
by Mark Gertler
oil on canvas, 1927
25 in. x 21 in. (635 mm x 533 mm)
This portraitback to top
Gertler knew Huxley and his wife Juliette well, being part of the same circle that gathered around Ottoline Morrell at Garsington Manor in the war years. They renewed their friendship in the 1920s in Hampstead. The relaxed feel of the work, unusual in Gertler's more formal portraits, may reflect this association. This portrait was painted in the same year as Gertler's portrait of Natalie Denny.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 324
Events of 1927back to top
Current affairsThe United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland is renamed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, acknowledging the full independence of the Irish Free State, led at the time by W.T. Cosgrave, the the first President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State.
Art and scienceThe BBC gains its Royal Charter making it a public corporation and a public service broadcaster accountable to its audience. John Reith became the first Director General with the directive to 'inform, educate and entertain.'
InternationalStalin expels Leon Trotsky from the Soviet Communist Party, giving himself greater control of the party and country by ousting opposition elements.
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