by Madame Yevonde
Vivex colour print, 1932
14 in. x 11 in. (356 mm x 278 mm)
Given by Madame Yevonde (Yevonde Philone Middleton (née Cumbers)), 1971
Artistback to top
- Madame Yevonde (Yevonde Philone Middleton (née Cumbers)) (1893-1975), Photographer. Artist associated with 333 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- 100 Fashion Icons, p. 95
- Gibson, Robert; Roberts, Pam, Madame Yevonde: Colour, Fantasy & Myth, 1990 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 20 July - 1 October 1990), p. 57
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Events of 1932back to top
Current affairsSir Oswald Mosley forms the British Union of Fascists. Mosley's party - nicknamed the Black Shirts after their uniform - was founded along the lines of Mussolini's Fascist Party in Italy and called for the replacement of parliamentary democracy with a system of elected executives. During the war Mosley was interned and the BUF was proscribed.
Art and scienceJohn Cockcroft and Ernest Walton 'split the atom'. In fact, Cockcroft and Walton's achievement was to change the nucleus of one element into another by bombarding it with protons, rather than to literally spit an atom apart. Nevertheless 'splitting the atom' has become the popular way of describing this important stage in the development of nuclear technology.
InternationalSaudi Arabia is formed by the unification of the Kingdoms of Hijaz and Nejd under King Abdul Aziz.
Iraq is granted independence from the British mandate established by the League of Nations in 1919-20.
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