by Ray Strachey
oil on cardboard, late 1920s or early 1930s
9 in. x 10 1/2 in. (229 mm x 267 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Roger Fry (1866-1934), Critic and painter. Sitter in 18 portraits, Artist of 5 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Rachel Pearsall Conn ('Ray') Strachey (née Costelloe) (1887-1940), Feminist activist, artist and writer. Artist associated with 99 portraits, Sitter in 64 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, Surrey (Mud House, Friday's Hill, Haslemere, Surrey)
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Events of 1927back to top
Current affairsThe United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland is renamed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, acknowledging the full independence of the Irish Free State, led at the time by W.T. Cosgrave, the the first President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State.
Art and scienceThe BBC gains its Royal Charter making it a public corporation and a public service broadcaster accountable to its audience. John Reith became the first Director General with the directive to 'inform, educate and entertain.'
InternationalStalin expels Leon Trotsky from the Soviet Communist Party, giving himself greater control of the party and country by ousting opposition elements.
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