Julian Bell; Vanessa Bell

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Julian Bell; Vanessa Bell

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, 1910
4 1/4 in. x 3 1/8 in. (107 mm x 80 mm) image size
Given by Peter Stansky, 2012
Photographs Collection
NPG x136462

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  • Julian Bell (1908-1937), Poet; son of Vanessa Bell and Clive Bell. Sitter in 8 portraits.
  • Vanessa Bell (née Stephen) (1879-1961), Painter; sister of Virginia Woolf. Sitter in 21 portraits, Artist or producer associated with 14 portraits.

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Current affairs

George V succeeds Edward VII to the throne.
The Liberals win narrow victories after calling two General Elections following escalating tension between the Liberal administration and the Lords reached crisis point with the Lords' unprecedented rejection of Lloyd George's 1909 budget. The budget included tax reform intended to fund social reform and a rearmament programme, but was seen by the Conservative Lords as an assault on property.

Art and science

The critic and Bloomsbury group member Roger Fry curates a ground-breaking and, at the time, shocking exhibition in London's Grafton Galleries, Manet and the Post-Impressionists. The exhibition introduces the work of contemporary European artists to the London art establishment, including Manet, Cezanne, Gaugin and Van Gogh, and Fry became a champion of modern art, coining the term 'Post-Impressionism'.

International

Japan annexes Korea as a colony, an indication of Japan's ambitious imperialist aims and attempts to control trade and influence in East Asia. Japanese occupation of Korea lasted until 1945, after Japan surrendered to the Allied forces at the end of the Second World War and Korea was divided in two by the United States and the Soviet Union.

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