12 of 33 portraits of Arnold Bennett
by E.O. Hoppé, published by George G. Harrap & Company, printed by The Vandyck Printers Ltd
photogravure, 1911, published 1915
4 1/2 in. x 3 in. (114 mm x 76 mm) overall
Given by Terence Pepper, 2014
Artistsback to top
- George G. Harrap & Company, Publishers. Artist or producer associated with 9 portraits.
- Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé (1878-1972), Photographer and writer. Artist or producer associated with 196 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
- The Vandyck Printers Ltd, Photographer. Artist or producer associated with 10 portraits.
Events of 1911back to top
Current affairsAsquith's Liberal government introduces the Parliament Act to curb the powers of the House of Lords following the clash between the Commons and Lords over the 1909 People's Budget. The Act removed the Lords' power to veto bills, reduced the length of Parliament from seven to five years, and provided for the payment of MPs.
Art and scienceErnest Rutherford discovers the structure of the atom. The New Zealand born physicist working in Manchester showed with his Nuclear Model that electrons orbited a nucleus composed of protons and neutrons. The discovery paved the way for nuclear physics.
InternationalThe Polish Chemist, Marie Curie, becomes the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for her discovery in 1898 of the radioactive element, Radon.
The Mona Lisa is stolen from the Louvre. The masterpiece was missing for two years, during which time suspicion fell on avant-garde poet Guillaume Apollinaire and his friend Pablo Picasso, before Vincenzo Peruggia, an employee of the Louvre, was arrested in Florence.
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