1 portrait of Elspeth Champcommunal
by Man Ray
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 1 March 1926
12 3/4 in. x 9 3/8 in. (324 mm x 238 mm) overall
Given by Terence Pepper, 2014
Sitterback to top
- Elspeth Champcommunal (1888-1976), Fashion designer and first editor of British Vogue; wife of Joseph Champcommunal. Sitter in 2 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky) (1890-1976), Photographer and artist. Artist associated with 23 portraits, Sitter in 16 portraits.
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1926back to top
Current affairsIn response to wage cuts and increased working hours for coal miners recommended by the Samuel Commission, the Trade Union Council calls a General Strike of workers in the key industries. Although over 1.5 million workers took part, the TUC finally gave in after nine days and called off the strike. The Trade Disputes and Trade Union Act of 1927 made it harder for workers to strike.
Art and scienceA.A. Milne publishes Winnie-the-Pooh. The series of popular children's books featured the character Christopher Robin (named after Milne's son) and a cast of animals based on his stuffed-toys including Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit, Tigger, Kanga and Roo.
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is published. This was Agatha Christie's first 'whodunnit' story featuring Hecule Poirot, the Belgium Detective.