by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
pencil, probably late 1920s or early 1930s
8 7/8 in. x 6 7/8 in. (227 mm x 176 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Edmund Dulac (1882-1953), Artist and illustrator. Sitter in 17 portraits, Artist of 1 portrait.
Artistback to top
- Robert Stewart Sherriffs (1906-1960), Caricaturist and cartoonist. Artist associated with 41 portraits.
Events of 1927back to top
Current affairsThe United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland is renamed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, acknowledging the full independence of the Irish Free State, led at the time by W.T. Cosgrave, the the first President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State.
Art and scienceThe BBC gains its Royal Charter making it a public corporation and a public service broadcaster accountable to its audience. John Reith became the first Director General with the directive to 'inform, educate and entertain.'
InternationalStalin expels Leon Trotsky from the Soviet Communist Party, giving himself greater control of the party and country by ousting opposition elements.
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