3 of 47 portraits of Margot Fonteyn
by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1957
19 5/8 in. x 15 3/4 in. (498 mm x 400 mm)
Given by the photographer, Yousuf Karsh, 1991
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Artistback to top
- Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002), Photographer. Artist associated with 155 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
This portraitback to top
Fonteyn is shown here as Cinderella in Ashton's ballet, with music by Sergei Prokofiev and designs by Jean-Denis Malclès.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 222
Events of 1957back to top
Current affairsHarold Macmillan takes over as Conservative prime minister, manoeuvring Eden out of power after his poor handling of the Suez Crisis the previous year.
The Wolfenden Report recommends that homosexuality should no longer be a criminal offence. It still took ten years, however, before any changes were made to the law on homosexuality with the Sexual Offences Act in 1967.