Sir Aston Webb
2 of 16 portraits of Sir Aston Webb
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Sir Aston Webb
by William Rothenstein
black, red and white chalk, circa 1922
11 3/8 in. x 15 1/4 in. (288 mm x 388 mm) overall
Accepted in lieu of tax by H.M. Government and allocated to the Gallery, 2005
Sitterback to top
- Sir Aston Webb (1849-1930), Architect and President of the Royal Academy. Sitter in 16 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Sir William Rothenstein (1872-1945), Artist and teacher of art. Artist associated with 221 portraits, Sitter in 24 portraits.
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Current affairsThe British Broadcasting Company (later British Broadcasting Corporation) is established to experiment with radio broadcasting. It is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world, providing radio, television and Internet services to the public in Britain and across the world.
Art and science1922 is a key year for modernist literature with the publication of James Joyce's novel, Ulysses and T.S. Eliot's poem, The Waste Land. Both broke new ground with Ulysses (loosely based on Homer's Odyssey) introducing the 'stream of consciousness' narrative technique, and The Waste Land experimenting with multiple voices and a patchwork of literary, historic, mythological and personal allusions.
InternationalThe Soviet Union is formed under Joseph Stalin who takes power after Lenin suffers a debilitating stroke.
In an attempt to avoid civil war, King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy invites Benito Mussolini to form a new government following the Fascist Party's March on Rome.