'Group of the Royal Family of Europe Now at War. A Family Quarrel'

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'Group of the Royal Family of Europe Now at War. A Family Quarrel'

by Percy Lewis Pocock, for W. & D. Downey, published by Underwood & Underwood
colour halftone postcard print, 17 November 1907
3 3/8 in. x 5 3/8 in. (87 mm x 136 mm) overall
Purchased, 2017
Photographs Collection
NPG x200036

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  • W. & D. Downey (active 1855-1940), Photographers. Artist or producer associated with 938 portraits.
  • Percy Lewis Pocock (1858-1952), Photographer for W. & D. Downey. Artist or producer associated with 15 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
  • Underwood & Underwood (active 1881-1940s), Photographers. Artist or producer associated with 29 portraits.

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  • Cannadine, Sir David (Introduction); Cooper, Tarnya; Stewart, Louise; MacGibbon, Rab; Cox, Paul; Peltz, Lucy; Moorhouse, Paul; Broadley, Rosie; Jascot-Gill, Sabina, Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits, 2018 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA, 7 October 2018 -3 February 2019. Bendigo Art Gallery, Australia, 16 March - 14 July 2019.), p. 19

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Current affairs

Robert Baden Powell, a former lieutenant-general in the British Army, forms the Boy Scout Movement after holding a camp on Brownsea Island for a group of twenty-two boys of mixed social background. Baden Powell was inspired after finding that his 1903 military training manual Aids to Scouting had become a bestseller, and was being used by teachers and youth workers. The Scout movement has become a Worldwide phenomenon, with over 38 million members in 216 countries.

Art and science

The poet, author and critic Edmund Gosse publishes his autobiography Father and Son, an account of his relationship with his devout Christian father, the zoologist Phillip Gosse. Edmund's detailing of his loss of faith is a reflection on the Victorian age itself.
Anna Pavlova first dances The Dying Swan, choreographed by Michel Fokine to music by Camille Saint-Saens, at a charity performance.

International

America is gripped by a financial crisis as a collapse of trust companies causes panic amongst shareholders.
Aged twenty, the Swiss architect Le Corbusier, one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century architecture, designs his first house at La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland.

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