The Pratt Family
The Pratt Family
by Speaight Ltd
bromide print, 1931
10 3/8 in. x 8 1/2 in. (265 mm x 216 mm) overall
Given by Fraser Robinson on behalf of Ian Lucas (from the collection of Ethel Keide)
Artistback to top
- Speaight Ltd (active 1904-1940), Photographers. Artist associated with 101 portraits.
Sittersback to top
- Henry Gilbert Ralph Nevill, 3rd Marquess of Abergavenny (1854-1938), Lieutenant-Colonel. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Marjorie Minna Jenkins Pratt, Countess of Brecknock (1900-1989), Wife of John Charles Henry Pratt, 5th Marquess Camden. Sitter in 5 portraits. Identify
- John Charles Pratt, 4th Marquess Camden (1872-1943), Major and landowner. Sitter in 7 portraits. Identify
- Joan Marion (née Nevill), Marchioness of Camden (1877-1952), Wife of 4th Marquess Camden; daughter of 3rd Marquess of Abergavenny. Sitter in 14 portraits. Identify
- John Charles Henry Pratt, 5th Marquess Camden (1899-1983), Justice of the Peace. Sitter in 3 portraits. Identify
- David George Edward Henry Pratt, 6th Marquess Camden (1930-), Lieutenant; son of John Charles Henry Pratt, 5th Marquess Camden. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1931back to top
Current affairsSailors at the Invergordon naval base mutiny in response to pay cuts. The cuts of up to 25% were part of the government's attempt to deal with the Great Depression by reducing public spending. Sailors protested by holding meetings and refusing orders.
Dr Harold Moody founds the League of Coloured Peoples, lobbying for equal rights for black people in Britain and for international civil rights.
Art and scienceThe modern tube map is introduced. Harry Beck's design was unique in following the properties of a circuit diagram rather than the geographical location of the stations.
The Vic-Wells Ballet company is founded by Dame Ninette de Valois and housed by Lilian Baylis at Sadler's Wells Theatre. It was granted a Royal Charter in 1957 and became the Royal Ballet.
InternationalThe Second Spanish Republic is established. Following an election dominated by the Republicans, King Alfonso XIII abdicated and a new constitution was drawn up.
The Statute of Westminster grants legislative equality to the self-governing Dominions of the British Empire. The Statue decreed that the British Government could no longer make ordinary law for the dominions unless it was at their request and with their consent.
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