13 of 13 portraits of Daphne Fielding
by Ursula Powys-Lybbe
photogravure reproduction tear sheet, published 14 December 1938
9 3/8in. x 7 5/8in. (237 mm x 194 mm)
Given by Ursula Powys-Lybbe, 1977
Sittersback to top
- Daphne Winifred Louise Thynne (née Vivian, later Fielding), Marchioness of Bath (1904-1997), Author; former wife of 6th Marquess of Bath, and later wife of Alexander Fielding; daughter of 4th Baron Vivian. Sitter associated with 13 portraits.
- Alexander George Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath (1932-2020), Landowner, artist and writer. Sitter in 10 portraits.
- Caroline Jane (née Thynne), Duchess of Beaufort (1928-1995), First wife of 11th Duke of Beaufort; daughter of 6th Marquess of Bath. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Lord Christopher John Thynne (1934-2017), Second son of 6th Marquess of Bath. Sitter in 5 portraits.
- Lord Valentine Charles Thynne (1937-1979), Youngest son of 6th Marquess of Bath. Sitter in 4 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Ursula Powys-Lybbe (1910-1997), Photographer; wife of Druce Hervery Buckland. Artist of 14 portraits.
Events of 1938back to top
Current affairsBritain pursues its policy of appeasement. At the Munich Agreement, Britain, France and Italy agreed to allow Hitler to seize the Sudetenland area of Czechoslovakia. The agreement was seen at the time as a triumph for peace, with Neville Chamberlain returning home brandishing the paper agreement and saying 'peace for our time.' Within six months Germany had occupied the rest of Czechoslovakia.
Art and scienceGraham Greene publishes Brighton Rock. The novel follows the descent of Pinky, a teenage gang leader in Brighton's criminal underworld. The book examines the criminal mind and explores the themes of morality and sin - recurrent concerns for the Roman Catholic Author.
Glasgow hosts the Empire Exhibition; an £11 million celebration of the British Empire visited by 13 million people.
InternationalIn its pursuit of 'Lebensraum' (living space), Germany annexes Austria and parts of Czechoslovakia with little opposition from the League of Nations. At home, the Nazis continued their escalating persecution of the Jews with 'Kristallnach' (the Night of Broken Glass), attacking Jewish homes, shops, businesses and synagogues, and taking Jewish men to concentration camps.
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