7 of 21 portraits of John Osborne
by Don Bachardy
pencil, ink and wash, 1968
23 3/8 in. x 16 1/2 in. (594 mm x 419 mm)
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Sitterback to top
- John James Osborne (1929-1994), Playwright, autobiographer and actor. Sitter in 21 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 472
Events of 1968back to top
Current affairsEnoch Powell delivers his 'Rivers of Blood' speech in Birmingham in opposition to anti-discrimination legislation and immigration from the commonwealth. The speech is usually regarded as racist and blamed for stirring up racial prejudice. Powell was sacked from the shadow cabinet as a result, but received considerable public approval at the time for his views.
Fay Sislin becomes England first black woman police officer.