Diana, Princess of Wales
1 portrait of Diana, Princess of Wales
Diana, Princess of Wales
by David Bailey
bromide print, 1988
19 7/8 in. x 14 3/4 in. (504 mm x 373 mm)
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Artistback to top
- David Bailey (1938-), Photographer and film-maker. Artist of 35 portraits, Sitter in 19 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Eight years after Bryan Organ painted the princess to commemorate her wedding, the National Portrait Gallery wished to commission a new portrait by a leading British photographer. Norman Parkinson, a photographer with a track record in photography royalty, was initially suggested, but the princess clearly preferred David Bailey. A number of formal and informal portraits were made during this shoot and she was delighted with this elegant portrait that demonstrates her emerging sense of style.
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Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Diana, Princess of Wales (14 July 2007 - 13 January 2008)
- Icons and Idols: Commissioning Contemporary Portraits (2 March 2006 - 18 June 2006)
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1988back to top
Current affairsA Pan Am jumbo jet is brought down by a bomb over Lockerbie in Scotland, killing 259 passengers and 11 people on the ground. The Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary launched Britain's largest criminal investigation before convicting a Libyan intelligence officer of planting the bomb.
Art and scienceProfessor Stephen Hawking publishes his popular book on cosmology, A Brief History Of Time.Damien Hirst and his fellow Goldsmiths students organise the exhibition Freeze in a disused block in the Docklands. The exhibition launched the careers of many of the young British artists (YBAs) associated with Brit Art including Gary Hume, Michael Landy, Sarah Lucas, Angus Fairhurst, and Anya Gallaccio.
InternationalIraq drops poison gas on the Iraqi Kurdish city of Halabja, killing thousands of civilians. The city was held at the time by Iranian forces and Iraqi Kurdish rebels, although there was initially some debate over which side was responsible for the atrocity. It was the largest-scale chemical attack on civilians in modern times.
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