The Bevans (Aneurin Bevan; Jennie Lee; Karol Keres; Pietro Nenni)

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The Bevans (Aneurin Bevan; Jennie Lee; Karol Keres; Pietro Nenni), by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1957 - NPG P431 - © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

© Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

The Bevans (Aneurin Bevan; Jennie Lee; Karol Keres; Pietro Nenni)

by Henri Cartier-Bresson
bromide print, 1957
14 in. x 9 3/8 in. (355 mm x 239 mm)
Purchased, 1990
Primary Collection
NPG P431


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  • Aneurin Bevan (1897-1960), Politician; MP for Ebbw Vale and Minister of Health; husband of Jennie Lee and editor of the Tribune. Sitter associated with 32 portraits.
  • Karol Keres. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Janet ('Jennie') Lee, Baroness Lee of Asheridge (1904-1988), Politician; MP for Cannock and North Lanarkshire and wife of Aneurin Bevan. Sitter in 30 portraits.
  • Pietro Nenni (1891-1980), Italian socialist leader. Sitter in 1 portrait.

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Nye Bevan (seated in armchair), Labour Minister of Health (1945-51); Jennie Lee, Labour Arts Minister (1967-70), responsible for the inauguration of the Open University with European socialists Karol Keres (behind Bevan) and Pietro Nenni (foreground).