by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1925
3 1/8 in. x 5 1/8 in. (80 mm x 131 mm) image size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Dame Helen Gardner Bequest, 2003
Sittersback to top
- Arthur Paul Gore, 7th Earl of Arran (1903-1958), Author and translator. Sitter in 8 portraits. Identify
- William Henry Smith, 3rd Viscount Hambleden (1903-1948), Governing Director of W.H. Smith & Son Ltd. Sitter in 27 portraits. Identify
- Hon. James Frederick Arthur ('Jimmy') Smith (1906-1980), Director of W. H. Smith & Son and Lieutenant-Colonel; son of 2nd Viscount Hambleden. Sitter in 18 portraits. Identify
- Julian Vinogradoff (née Morrell) (1906-1989), Former wife of Sir Victor Goodman, and later wife of Igor Vinogradoff; daughter of Lady Ottoline Morrell. Sitter associated with 411 portraits, Artist associated with 2 portraits. Identify
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.
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, Oxfordshire (The Red Room, Garsington Manor, Oxfordshire)
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1925back to top
Current affairsOn the advice of the Governor of the Bank of England, Montagu Norman, Winston Churchill returns British currency to the Gold Standard. This caused deflation across the empire as the value of the pound returned to the pre-war gold price, leading to unemployment, the miners' strike and the general strike in 1926.
Art and scienceJohn Logie Baird transmits the first television images of a ventriloquist's dummy. The BBC used Logie Baird's invention from 1927 until 1935 when they adopted EMI-Marconi's superior electronic scanning system.
Virginia Woolf publishes her innovative 'stream of consciousness' novel, Mrs Dalloway, which chronicles a day in the life of the protagonist through her interior monologue.
InternationalSir Joseph Austen Chamberlain, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs represents Britain at the Locarno Treaties. Lorcano secured the post-war territorial settlement and established pledges of non-aggression between various European Nations. The 'spirit of Locarno' helped secure Germany's admission into the League of Nations in 1926. Chamberlain was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his part in the peace agreement.
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