by E.O. Hoppé
sepia-toned matte bromide print on photographer's card mount, 1911
7 3/4 in. x 5 3/4 in. (197 mm x 147 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Harley Granville-Barker (1877-1946), Actor, producer, dramatist and critic. Sitter in 31 portraits, Artist associated with 2 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé (1878-1972), Photographer and writer. Artist associated with 195 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Following a repertory season at The Duke of York's Theatre in 1909, Lillah McCarthy and Granville-Barker took over the management of the Little Theatre. On April 19 1911, Shaw's Fanny's First Play (which he had written especially for McCarthy) opened there. It was a huge success and ran for a record 622 performances. Granville-Barker's productions in 1911 included The Witch, The Farewell Supper, Anatol, The Master Builder and The Twelve Pound Look.
Events of 1911back to top
Current affairsAsquith's Liberal government introduces the Parliament Act to curb the powers of the House of Lords following the clash between the Commons and Lords over the 1909 People's Budget. The Act removed the Lords' power to veto bills, reduced the length of Parliament from seven to five years, and provided for the payment of MPs.
Art and scienceErnest Rutherford discovers the structure of the atom. The New Zealand born physicist working in Manchester showed with his Nuclear Model that electrons orbited a nucleus composed of protons and neutrons. The discovery paved the way for nuclear physics.
InternationalThe Polish Chemist, Marie Curie, becomes the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for her discovery in 1898 of the radioactive element, Radon.
The Mona Lisa is stolen from the Louvre. The masterpiece was missing for two years, during which time suspicion fell on avant-garde poet Guillaume Apollinaire and his friend Pablo Picasso, before Vincenzo Peruggia, an employee of the Louvre, was arrested in Florence.
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