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Thomas Henry Huxley

Thomas Henry Huxley, by Thomas Hamilton Crawford, published by  Museum Galleries, after  John Collier, published 1922 (1883) - NPG D36430 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Thomas Henry Huxley

by Thomas Hamilton Crawford, published by Museum Galleries, after John Collier
mezzotint printed in colours, published 1922 (1883)
10 in. x 7 5/8 in. (255 mm x 194 mm) plate size; 19 3/8 in. x 13 1/2 in. (491 mm x 344 mm) paper size
Given by Middlesex Hospital Medical School, 1968
Reference Collection
NPG D36430

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  • John Collier (1850-1934), Portrait painter and writer on art. Artist associated with 21 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
  • Thomas Hamilton Crawford (1860-1948), Painter of architectural, urban settings and mezzotint portrait engraver. Artist associated with 2 portraits.
  • Museum Galleries (active 1922-1929), Publishers. Artist associated with 3 portraits.

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Art and science

1922 is a key year for modernist literature with the publication of James Joyce's novel, Ulysses and T.S. Eliot's poem, The Waste Land. Both broke new ground with Ulysses (loosely based on Homer's Odyssey) introducing the 'stream of consciousness' narrative technique, and The Waste Land experimenting with multiple voices and a patchwork of literary, historic, mythological and personal allusions.

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The Soviet Union is formed under Joseph Stalin who takes power after Lenin suffers a debilitating stroke.
In an attempt to avoid civil war, King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy invites Benito Mussolini to form a new government following the Fascist Party's March on Rome.

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