© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1913
4 in. x 2 3/8 in. (102 mm x 59 mm) image size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Dame Helen Gardner Bequest, 2003
- Raymond Asquith (1878-1916), Scholar and army officer; son of Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Lady Ottoline Morrell (1873-1938), Patron of the arts; half-sister of 6th Duke of Portland; wife of Philip Edward Morrell. Artist associated with 1710 portraits, Sitter associated with 596 portraits.
The Suffragette, Emily Davison dies after stepping out in front of the King's horse as a protest at the Epsom Derby. In the same year the Liberal government passed the Cat and Mouse Act allowing them to release and re-arrest Suffragettes who went on hunger strike while in prison. Davidson, herself, had been on hunger strike and was force-fed while detained at Holloway Prison.
Art and science
Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring
comes to London following its premier at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris. Audiences were shocked by Stravinsky's rhythmic and dissonant musical score and by the violent jerky dancing of Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, which were intended to represent pagan ritual.
Henry Ford introduces the assembly line at the Ford Motor Company, rapidly increasing the rate at which the famous Model T
could be manufactured, leading to massive growth in the motorcar industry and demonstrating to other industries the efficiency of mass production.