1 portrait of Christopher Strachey
by Ray Strachey
oil on board, 1923
17 1/2 in. x 13 1/4 in. (445 mm x 337 mm)
Given by Barbara Strachey (Hultin, later Halpern), 1999
Sitterback to top
- Christopher Strachey (1916-1975), Professor of computer science. Sitter in 26 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Rachel Pearsall Conn ('Ray') Strachey (née Costelloe) (1887-1940), Feminist activist and writer. Artist associated with 99 portraits, Sitter in 64 portraits.
Events of 1923back to top
Current affairsStanley Baldwin begins the first of three terms of government as Conservative Prime Minister following the resignation of Andrew Bonar Law.
Art and scienceBolton Wanderers beat West Ham United in the first FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium. The Cup Final was held at Wembley every year except during the war until 2000.
InternationalHitler attempts to take power in Germany with the Munich Beer Hall Putsch. On the 8th November Hitler and the SA stormed a meeting of the ruling 'triumvirs' forcing them to support a march on Berlin. The coup, however, failed and Hitler was arrested and sentences to five years in prison.
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