2 of 47 portraits of Margot Fonteyn
Photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London
by Maurice Lambert
bronze bust, 1956
12 in. (305 mm) high
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Artistback to top
- Maurice Lambert (1901-1964), Sculptor. Artist of 5 portraits, Sitter in 28 portraits.
This portraitback to top
The bust is a study for the life size sculpture on loan to the Royal Ballet School, Richmond.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 222
Events of 1956back to top
Current affairsThe first supermarket opens in Britain. Inspired by the new innovation in America, Jack Cohen opened his first Tesco supermarket in Essex.
The First Clean Air Act is passed in response to the 'Pea Soup' smog over London.
Art and sciencePop Art is seen for the first time in the This is Tomorrow exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery. The exhibition included Richard Hamilton's iconic collage: What is it that makes today's homes so different, so appealing?
John Osborne's play Look Back in Anger opens at the Royal Court Theatre, introducing the phrase 'Angry young man' to describe the new movement of gritty, post-war realism in literature.