Cecil Beaton

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Cecil Beaton, by Lewis Morley, 1960 - NPG P512(2) - © Lewis Morley Archive / National Portrait Gallery, London

© Lewis Morley Archive / National Portrait Gallery, London

Cecil Beaton

by Lewis Morley
bromide print, 1960
15 1/8 in. x 11 3/8 in. (384 mm x 290 mm)
Given by the photographer, Lewis Morley, 1992
Primary Collection
NPG P512(2)

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  • Cecil Beaton (1904-1980), Photographer, designer and writer. Sitter associated with 354 portraits, Artist associated with 1088 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • Lewis Morley (1925-2013), Photographer. Artist of 303 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.

Linked publicationsback to top

  • Pepper, Terence, Lewis Morley: Photographer of the Sixties, 1989 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 15 September 1989 - 7 January 1990), p. 91
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 41

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Prince Andrew is born, the third child of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip. The Contraceptive Pill is introduced in England, dramatically changing the nation's approach to sex and relationships, and significantly contributing to the 1960s culture of liberation.

Art and science

Penguin books defend D.H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover against charges of obscenity by demonstrating that the novel was of literary merit. The 'not guilty' verdict was seen as a victory for free speech and marked the beginning if a new era of liberalism. The satirical review Beyond the Fringe launches the careers of Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and Jonathan Miller.


Harold Macmillan delivers his 'wind of change' speech to the South African Parliament in Cape Town, announcing Britain's decision to grant independence to many of her colonies. The speech recognised the emergence of African nationalism, and criticised the policy of Apartheid in South Africa.

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