2 of 75 portraits of G.K. Chesterton
by Herbert Lambert
gelatin silver print, 1920s
6 5/8 in. x 6 3/8 in. (167 mm x 162 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Gilbert Keith ('G.K.') Chesterton (1874-1936), Poet, novelist and critic. Sitter in 75 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Herbert Lambert (1881-1936), Photographer; Managing Director of Elliott & Fry, 1926-1936. Artist associated with 56 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Curators' Choice: Photographs from the Terence Pepper Gift (12 May 2015 - 24 January 2016)
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Events of 1920back to top
Current affairsThe Government of Ireland Act (Fourth Home Rule Bill) partitions Ireland into the Irish Free State with a devolved parliament in Dublin and Northern Ireland with a devolved parliament in Belfast.
The Communist Party of Great Britain is founded in London, uniting a number of independent socialist and Marxist parties into a single, united party.
Art and scienceQueen Alexandra unveils a monument to Edith Cavell in St Martin's Place opposite the National Portrait Gallery. The English nurse was executed in Germany for helping hundreds of allied soldiers to cross the border from occupied Belgium to the neutral Netherlands.
George V officially opens the Imperial War Museum at the Crystal Palace.
InternationalThe Kapp Putsch threatens the newly formed Weimar Republic. In defiance of the Treaty of Versailles, the leaders of the Marinebrigade Ehrhardt refused to disband and marched on Berlin, occupying it on the 13th March. With the general army refusing to defend the city, the government fled to Stuttgart. The rebellion, however, failed after the workers joined a general strike, disabling their plans.
Listen to a series of podcasts exploring the lives of pioneering women, past and present.
William Eggleston was closely associated with the alternative music scene in Memphis. Revisit our 2016 exhibition and listen to a special playlist.
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