1 portrait of John Nash
by John Nash
pencil, pen and ink and watercolour, circa 1935
14 in. x 10 in. (355 mm x 254 mm)
Given by Ronald George Blythe, 2005
Sitterback to top
- John Northcote Nash (1893-1977), Painter and printmaker. Sitter in 27 portraits, Artist of 2 portraits.
Artistback to top
- John Northcote Nash (1893-1977), Painter and printmaker. Artist of 2 portraits, Sitter in 27 portraits.
This portraitback to top
This striking self-portrait is a good example of Nash's bold style. It is extensively annotated and may be a preliminary sketch for a planned print.
Events of 1935back to top
Current affairsStanley Baldwin starts his third term as Prime Minister after Ramsay Macdonald resigns due to ill health. Coincidentally, Baldwin's first term in office also came about when the Prime Minister of the time, Bonar Law, stepped down due to illness in 1923.
Art and scienceRobert Watson-Watt demonstrates Radar, showing how an aircraft can be tracked by detecting radio waves reflected off it. During the war, Watson-Watt established a network of machines and operators that helped detect the approach of enemy aircraft in the Battle of Britain.
Penguin publishes its first paperback books, making reading more portable and affordable to a wider audience.
InternationalItaly invades Abyssinia. The invasion of the country now known as Ethiopia was part of Mussolini's plan to create an Italian Empire. It was also an attempt to avenge Abyssinia's victory over the Italian army at Adowa in 1896.
Germany introduces conscription, breaking the disarmament clause of the Treaty of Versailles.