by Alexander ('Alick') Penrose Forbes Ritchie
colour relief halftone cigarette card, 1926
2 5/8 in. x 1 1/4 in. (67 mm x 31 mm) paper size
Given by Terence Pepper, 1992
Sitterback to top
- Sir Charles ('Charlie') Chaplin (1889-1977), Film actor and director. Sitter in 25 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Alexander ('Alick') Penrose Forbes Ritchie (1868-1938), Painter. Artist or producer of 99 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Schama, Simon, The Face of Britain: The Nation Through its Portraits, 2015-09-15, p. 334
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Events of 1926back to top
Current affairsIn response to wage cuts and increased working hours for coal miners recommended by the Samuel Commission, the Trade Union Council calls a General Strike of workers in the key industries. Although over 1.5 million workers took part, the TUC finally gave in after nine days and called off the strike. The Trade Disputes and Trade Union Act of 1927 made it harder for workers to strike.
Art and scienceA.A. Milne publishes Winnie-the-Pooh. The series of popular children's books featured the character Christopher Robin (named after Milne's son) and a cast of animals based on his stuffed-toys including Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit, Tigger, Kanga and Roo.
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is published. This was Agatha Christie's third 'whodunit' novel featuring Hercule Poirot, the Belgian Detective.
InternationalThe League of Nations accepts Germany as the sixth permanent member on the council deeming it a 'peace-loving country'. This confidence, however, was short lived with Germany leaving the League with the accession of Adolf Hitler to power in 1933.
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