7 of 7 portraits of Ambrose McEvoy
by Walter Benington
vintage chlorobromide print on mount, 1916-1918
7 3/4 in. x 6 1/8 in. (198 mm x 157 mm) image size
Given by wish of Seán and Briony Marriott, 2012
Sitterback to top
- Ambrose McEvoy (1878-1927), Painter. Sitter in 7 portraits, Artist or producer associated with 5 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Walter Benington (1872-1936), Photographer. Artist or producer associated with 67 portraits.
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1916back to top
Current affairsAs war drags on with heavy losses conscription is introduced with the Military Service Act. Conscientious objectors who refused to fight were compelled to do non-military war work, and some were jailed.
British Summer Time is introduced, putting the clocks forward an hour during the summer in order to capitalise on daylight hours.
Art and scienceC. Hubert H. Parry sets William Blake's poem, Jerusalem, to music popularising the poem and tune as a patriotic English anthem. On hearing Edward Elgar's orchestrated version in 1922, King George V suggested that it replace God Save the King as the National Anthem.
InternationalThe Irish Citizen Army starts a Nationalist rebellion in Dublin: The Easter Rising.
Massive losses are suffered on the Western Front at the battles of the Somme and Verdun.
The Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire (1916-18) led by Prince Faisal is assisted by T.E. Lawrence, who became known as Lawrence of Arabia.
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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