7 of 21 portraits of Oswald Mosley
by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 28 October 1922
Given by Bassano & Vandyk Studios, 1974
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Sitterback to top
- Sir Oswald Mosley, 6th Bt (1896-1980), Founder of the British Union of Fascists and politician; MP for Harrow and Smethwick. Sitter in 21 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (photographer's studio, 38 Dover Street, London)
Events of 1922back to top
Current affairsThe British Broadcasting Company (later British Broadcasting Corporation) is established to experiment with radio broadcasting. It is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world, providing radio, television and Internet services to the public in Britain and across the world.
Art and science1922 is a key year for modernist literature with the publication of James Joyce's novel, Ulysses and T.S. Eliot's poem, The Waste Land. Both broke new ground with Ulysses (loosely based on Homer's Odyssey) introducing the 'stream of consciousness' narrative technique, and The Waste Land experimenting with multiple voices and a patchwork of literary, historic, mythological and personal allusions.
InternationalThe Soviet Union is formed under Joseph Stalin who takes power after Lenin suffers a debilitating stroke.
In an attempt to avoid civil war, King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy invites Benito Mussolini to form a new government following the Fascist Party's March on Rome.
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- Lecture: The art of struggle: Sylvia Pankhurst and how art helped women get the vote
8 February 2018, 19:00
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