23 of 23 portraits by Malcolm Arbuthnot
by William Nicholson, after Malcolm Arbuthnot
4 1/4 in. x 3 1/4 in. (110 mm x 83 mm)
Given by A. Christian, 1991
Sitterback to top
- Sir William Newzam Prior Nicholson (1872-1949), Artist. Sitter in 8 portraits, Artist associated with 30 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Malcolm Arbuthnot (Malcolm Lewin Stockdale Parson) (1877-1967), Photographer and artist. Artist associated with 23 portraits.
- Sir William Newzam Prior Nicholson (1872-1949), Artist. Artist associated with 30 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Rideal, Liz, Insights: Self-portraits, 2005, p. 88 Read entry
From 1894 to 1895 Nicholson worked with his brother-in-law, James Pryde, as the print partnership J. & W. Beggarstaff. After this business collapsed he continued to work in the print medium for the publisher William Heinemann. This is one of two woodcut self-portraits; the other, A was an Artist, is from Alphabet (1898). Always a dandy, Nicholson based this print on an elegant portrait by a society photographer.
Events of 1912back to top
Current affairsThe Royal Flying Corps is established. During the Great War, planes and balloons were used mainly for reconnaissance and observation before technological advances made them fast enough and manoeuvrable enough to attack enemy positions and fight in the air. Arthur (Bomber) Harris won distinction as a pilot destroying five enemy aircraft in the war. In the Second World War he became Marshal of the Royal Air Force.
Art and scienceGeorge Bernard Shaw writes Pygmalion.
Charles Babbage's invents the Analytic Machine. Considered to be the forerunner to the modern computer, the machine was able to make automatic mathematical calculations.
InternationalScott leads the British Expedition to the South Pole reaching it in January 1912 only to discover that the rival Norwegian party had beaten them by a month. All members of Scott's team perished on the return journey. Captain Oates' famous last words were immortalised in Scott's diary: 'I am just going outside and may be some time.'
The 'unsinkable' Titanic strikes an iceberg and goes down on its maiden journey between Southampton and New York.
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