barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


From ‘Red’ Ellen to Oswald Mosley

Portraits of Inter-War Politicians by Edmund Kapp

The 2015 General Election might one day be regarded as one of the most unpredictable and intriguing of this century.

But politics a hundred years ago was no less fascinating – and the politicians of the day arguably a good deal more colourful. This display features portrait drawings and caricatures by Edmund Kapp of some of the outstanding political figures of the inter-war period. These include characters as diverse of Sir Oswald Mosley, Sir Winston Churchill and ‘Red Ellen’ Wilkinson, the socialist MP for Jarrow.

 

 

 

Jan van Goyen (1596-1656)

A Village Scene

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Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770)

Zaphyrus and Flora

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Nicolaes Maes (1634-1693)

Elijah and the Widow of Zarephath

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ascribed to Pietro Antonio Novelli (1729-1804)

A Music Party

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