by William Rothenstein
sanguine and black and white chalk, 1930
17 7/8 in. x 10 7/8 in. (455 mm x 276 mm) uneven
Accepted in lieu of tax by H.M. Government and allocated to the Gallery, 2005
Artistback to top
- Sir William Rothenstein (1872-1945), Artist and teacher of art. Artist associated with 222 portraits, Sitter in 24 portraits.
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Tagore met Rothenstein in Kolkata in 1911 and they remained close friends and correspondents. Rothenstein was instrumental in the publication of Tagore's work in Britain.
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- Life lines: Recently acquired 20th Century drawings (31 October 2009 - 25 April 2010)
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Current affairsAmy Johnson is the first woman to fly solo to Australia. She flew the 11,000 miles from Croydon to Darwin in a De Havilland Gipsy Moth named Jason and won the Harmon Trophy as well as a CBE for her achievement. She went on to break a number of other flying records, and died while serving in the Air Transport Auxiliary in 1941.
Art and scienceNoel Coward's play, Private Lives is first performed. The original run starred Gertrude Lawrence and Laurence Olivier as well as Coward himself. Private Lives became Coward's most enduringly successful play.
InternationalGandhi leads the Salt March. The march to the coast was a direct protest against the British monopoly on the sale of salt and inspired hordes of Indians to follow him and adopt his methods of Satyagraha (non-violent resistance to the British rule of India).
Stalin orders the 'liquidation of the kulaks (wealthy farmers) as a class' in a violent attempt to centralise control of agriculture and collectivise farming.
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