Yevonde as Harlequin

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Yevonde as Harlequin

by Yevonde
chlorobromide print on black paper mount, 1923
7 3/4 in. x 9 1/2 in. (198 mm x 242 mm)
Given by Yevonde, 1971
Photographs Collection
NPG x11823

On display at The Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

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  • Clare Freestone, Yevonde: Life and Colour, 2023 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 22 June to 15 October 2023), p. 69
  • Gibson, Robert; Roberts, Pam, Madame Yevonde: Colour, Fantasy & Myth, 1990 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 20 July - 1 October 1990), p. 43
  • Rideal, Liz, Insights: Self-portraits, 2005, p. 74 Read entry

    Yevonde presents herself as a harlequin in this self-portrait taken when she was thirty-two years old. Seated on the floor, she hides her face from the camera, allowing the pattern to take centre stage, an uncharacteristically modest pose.

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Stanley Baldwin begins the first of three terms of government as Conservative Prime Minister following the resignation of Andrew Bonar Law.

Art and science

Bolton Wanderers beat West Ham United in the first FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium. The Cup Final was held at Wembley every year except during the war until 2000.


Hitler attempts to take power in Germany with the Munich Beer Hall Putsch. On the 8th November Hitler and the SA stormed a meeting of the ruling 'triumvirs' forcing them to support a march on Berlin. The coup, however, failed and Hitler was arrested and sentences to five years in prison.

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