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The Bevans (Aneurin Bevan; Jennie Lee; Karol Keres; Pietro Nenni)
by Henri Cartier-Bresson Click on the links below to find out more
bromide print, 1957
14 in. x 9 3/8 in. (355 mm x 239 mm)
- Aneurin Bevan (1897-1960), Editor of 'Tribune' and Labour politician; MP for Ebbw Vale and Minister of Health; husband of Jennie Lee. Sitter in 32 portraits.
- Karol Keres. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Janet ('Jennie') Lee, Baroness Lee of Asheridge (1904-1988), Labour politician; MP for Cannock and North Lanarkshire and Minister for the Arts; wife of Aneurin Bevan. Sitter in 30 portraits.
- Pietro Nenni (1891-1980), Italian socialist leader. Sitter in 1 portrait.
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).
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