3 of 8 portraits of Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium
by Vandyk, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1920s
5 3/8 in. x 3 1/2 in. (138 mm x 90 mm) overall
Given by Terence Pepper, 2014
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Sittersback to top
- Prince Alexander Cambridge, Earl of Athlone (1874-1957), Army officer and Governor-General of South Africa and of Canada. Sitter in 38 portraits. Identify
- Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone (1883-1981), Granddaughter of Queen Victoria and diplomatic service wife. Sitter in 30 portraits. Identify
- Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium (1876-1965), Wife of King Albert I of Belgium; daughter of Duke Karl-Theodor. Sitter in 8 portraits. Identify
- Leopold III, King of the Belgians (1901-1983), Reigned 1934-51; son of King Albert I. Sitter in 14 portraits. Identify
- Marie José, Queen of Italy (1906-2001), Wife of King Umberto II; daughter of King Albert I of Belgium. Sitter in 6 portraits. Identify
- Queen Mary (1867-1953), Queen consort of King George V. Sitter associated with 404 portraits. Identify
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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.
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