The Douglas-Home family
1 of 2 portraits of Fiona Margaret (née Douglas-Home), Lady Fraser
© National Portrait Gallery, London
The Douglas-Home family
by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 25 November 1937
Given by Bassano & Vandyk Studios, 1974
Sittersback to top
- Lady (Alexandra) Margaret Elizabeth Douglas-Home (née Spencer) (1906-1996), Musician, writer and publisher; wife of Hon. Henry Douglas-Home; daughter of 6th Earl Spencer. Sitter in 7 portraits. Identify
- Charles Cospatrick Douglas-Home (1937-1985), Editor of 'The Times' and writer. Sitter in 4 portraits. Identify
- (Cecil) Robin Douglas-Home (1932-1968), Jazz pianist, photographer, journalist and writer; son of Hon. Henry Douglas-Home. Sitter in 6 portraits. Identify
- Fiona Margaret (née Douglas-Home), Lady Fraser (1936-), Former wife of Gregory Martin, and later wife of Sir Ian Fraser; daughter of Hon. Henry Douglas-Home. Sitter in 2 portraits. Identify
Artistback to top
- Bassano Ltd (active 1901-1962), Photographers. Artist or producer associated with 42746 portraits.
Events of 1937back to top
Current affairsGeorge VI becomes king. The younger brother of Edward VIII was crowned on the 12th May and the coronation was broadcast to Britain and the Empire on the radio. Edward becomes the Duke of Windsor, although the rank of 'Royal Highness' is not extended to Wallis Simpson.
Neville Chamberlain becomes Prime Minister following Baldwin's retirement.
Art and scienceRoland Penrose organises a tour of Picasso's painting Guernica to the UK. The painting, which shows the horrors of the Spanish Civil War, went on display at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in East London
InternationalCommercial airship travel is brought to an end with the 'Hindenberg Disaster'. The German airship exploded while landing in New Jersey. The radio broadcaster Herbert Morrison's reaction has become legendary: 'Oh, the humanity!'
Japan invades China, killing about 25,000. Japanese Troops committed numerous atrocities against soldiers and civilians in what became known as the 'Rape of Nanking'.
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