The London Sketch Club
The London Sketch Club
by Unknown artist
4 3/8 in. x 20 1/8 in. (110 mm x 512 mm) paper size
Given by Patricia Jaffe via the Society for Theatre Research, 1992
Sittersback to top
- Cecil Charles Windsor Aldin (1870-1935), Artist and illustrator. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Sir James Barr (1849-1938), Consultant physician and amateur artist. Sitter associated with 4 portraits.
- Henry Mayo ('H.M.') Bateman (1887-1970), Artist and cartoonist. Sitter in 18 portraits, Artist of 2 portraits.
- Stephen Baghot De La Bere (1877-1927), Artist. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Thomas Downey, Artist, illustrator and cartoonist. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Edmund Dulac (1882-1953), Artist and illustrator. Sitter in 17 portraits, Artist of 1 portrait.
- John Hassall (1868-1948), Poster artist. Sitter associated with 5 portraits, Artist associated with 54 portraits.
- Reginald Jones, Artist. Sitter associated with 1 portrait.
- Sir James Dromgole Linton (1840-1916), Painter. Sitter in 7 portraits.
- Philip William ('Phil') May (1864-1903), Cartoonist and silhouette artist. Sitter in 15 portraits, Artist of 20 portraits.
- George Parlby (circa 1856-1944), Stained glass artist. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- William Heath Robinson (1872-1944), Cartoonist and book illustrator. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Frederick Taylor (1875-1963), Poster artist. Sitter in 8 portraits.
- Starr Wood (1870-1944), Caricaturist. Sitter in 6 portraits.
Events of 1921back to top
Current affairsMarie Stopes, campaigner for women's rights and pioneer of family planning, opens her first clinic in London, offering a free service to married women. While Stopes's forthright and open-minded attitudes have helped to change opinion about family planning and sex, her opinions on eugenics have been criticised and are now out-of-step with current thinking.
Art and scienceBritish-born star of Hollywood Charlie Chaplin visits London where he is greeted by thousands. In 1921 Chaplain made his film, The Kid, which told the story of a tramp who finds an abandoned baby in an alley and decides to look after him. The portrayal of poverty in the film drew on Chaplain's own experiences of growing up in a working class family in London.
InternationalThe Anglo-Irish Treaty partitions Ireland into the Irish Free State (later the Republic of Ireland) and Northern Ireland. The Irish Free State was granted independence, while six of the Northern counties of Ulster decided to remain part of Britain. The treaty came into effect in 1922.
Recommended Exhibitions & displays
- 'This sceptred isle': Shakespeare and the Plantagenets
Until 31 May 2020
- Silhouettes display, 2004-05
- Searching for Shakespeare
- Brilliant Women
- Popular Prints of Victoria and Albert
- Nelson: before and after Trafalgar
- Making History: Printed Portraiture in Tudor and Stuart Britain
- Gunpowder, Treason and Plot
- Chartist Portraits
- William Hazlitt's Spirit of the Age
- Return to Life: A New Look at the Portrait Bust
- Restoration Lives: Samuel Pepys and His Circle
- Theodore de Mayerne
- Mary, Queen of Scots: Fact and Fiction
- Mary, Queen of Scots
- Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Art Conservation Project
- Rebel women
- 2019 Anniversaries
- Portrait of the Day: Henry VIII & Katherine of Aragon
25 July, 12:30
- Portrait of the Day: Richard III
26 July, 12:30