17 of 74 portraits of Lord David Cecil
by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1923
5 3/8 in. x 3 1/4 in. (135 mm x 83 mm) image size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Dame Helen Gardner Bequest, 2003
Artistback to top
- Lady Ottoline Morrell (1873-1938), Patron of the arts; half-sister of 6th Duke of Portland; wife of Philip Edward Morrell. Artist associated with 1715 portraits, Sitter associated with 596 portraits.
Sittersback to top
- Lord David Cecil (1902-1986), Scholar, teacher and writer. Sitter in 74 portraits. Identify
- Sylvester Govett Gates (1901-1972), Son of Walter George Gates. Sitter in 16 portraits. Identify
- Hon. Robert ('Bob') Gathorne-Hardy (1902-1973), Gardener and writer; son of 3rd Earl of Cranbrook. Sitter in 48 portraits, Artist of 1 portrait. Identify
- Leslie Poles ('L.P.') Hartley (1895-1972), Novelist and critic. Sitter in 40 portraits. Identify
- Clifford Henry Benn Kitchin (1895-1967), Novelist and barrister. Sitter in 3 portraits. Identify
- Philip Charles Thomson Ritchie (1899-1927), Son of Charles Ritchie, 2nd Baron Ritchie of Dundee. Sitter in 19 portraits. Identify
- Edward ('Eddy') Sackville-West, 5th Baron Sackville (1901-1965), Writer and music critic. Sitter associated with 39 portraits. Identify
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, Oxfordshire (Garsington Manor, Oxfordshire)
Events of 1923back to top
Current affairsStanley Baldwin begins the first of three terms of government as Conservative Prime Minister following the resignation of Andrew Bonar Law.
Art and scienceBolton 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.
InternationalHitler 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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