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Sir Aston Webb signing the minutes

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Sir Aston Webb signing the minutes, by Fred Roe, 16 January 1924 - NPG D43147 - © estate of Fred Roe

© estate of Fred Roe

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Sir Aston Webb signing the minutes

by Fred Roe
pencil, 16 January 1924
8 in. x 6 1/8 in. (204 mm x 156 mm) overall
Given by (Eleanor) Frances Gordon Maynard (née Roe), 1994
Reference Collection
NPG D43147

Sitterback to top

  • Sir Aston Webb (1849-1930), Architect and President of the Royal Academy. Sitter in 16 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • Fred Roe (1864-1947), Artist. Artist of 224 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.

This portraitback to top

Fred Roe drew this portrait sketch in a committee meeting at the Artists' General Benevolent Association in 1924. He filed it in the album Character Sketches, and when the sitter died in 1930, Roe had it reproduced it alongside his obituary in the Connoisseur.
The Character Sketches albums were used by Roe to file and retrieve images for publication or for reference use.

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  • NPG D43146: Sir Aston Webb signing the minutes (after)

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Current affairs

After narrowly winning the general election the previous year, Stanley Baldwin calls a vote of confidence at the opening of the new session of Parliament and is defeated. George V invited James Ramsay Macdonald to form a minority Labour government, making him the first Labour Prime Minister.

Art and science

Eric Liddell wins the gold medal at the Olympic games, breaking the record for running the 400 metres in 47.6 seconds. The distance was not in fact his strongest event, but he refused to run the 100 metres because the heats were held on the Sabbath. His story is told in the 1981 film Chariots of Fire.

International

After three strokes and several years of illness Lenin dies. Three days later the city of Petrograd is renamed Leningrad in his honour. On coming to power Stalin began the policy of 'socialism in one country' abandoning the traditional hope for international proletarian revolution in order to strengthen Russia internally and independently.

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