by Cecil Beaton
vintage bromide print, 1930
8 7/8 in. x 6 7/8 in. (225 mm x 176 mm)
Given by Sir (Alan Charles) Laurence Whistler, 1977
Artistback to top
- Cecil Beaton (1904-1980), Photographer, designer and writer. Artist associated with 1086 portraits, Sitter associated with 354 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Clerk, Honor, The Sitwells, 1994 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 14 October - 22 January 1995), p. 132
- Robin Muir, VOGUE 100: A Century of Style, p. 41
- Robin Muir, VOGUE 100: A Century of Style, p. 43
- Rogers, Malcolm, Camera Portraits, 1989 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 20 October 1989 - 21 January 1990), p. 201
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 567
Events of 1930back to top
Current affairsAmy Johnson is the first woman to fly solo to Australia. She flew the 11,000 miles from Croydon to Darwin in a De Havilland Gipsy Moth named Jason and won the Harmon Trophy as well as a CBE for her achievement. She went on to break a number of other flying records, and died while serving in the Air Transport Auxiliary in 1941.
Art and scienceNoel Coward's play, Private Lives is first performed. The original run starred Gertrude Lawrence and Laurence Olivier as well as Coward himself. Private Lives became Coward's most enduringly successful play.
InternationalGandhi leads the Salt March. The march to the coast was a direct protest against the British monopoly on the sale of salt and inspired hordes of Indians to follow him and adopt his methods of Satyagraha (non-violent resistance to the British rule of India).
Stalin orders the 'liquidation of the kulaks (wealthy farmers) as a class' in a violent attempt to centralise control of agriculture and collectivise farming.
Exhibitions and displays
- Photography: A Public Art, 1840 - 1939
Until 7 October 2018