7 of 42 portraits of Harold Wilson
by Gerald Scarfe
pen and indian ink, 1963
22 in. x 30 in. (559 mm x 761 mm)
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Sittersback to top
- Donald Leighton Baverstock (1924-1995), Television producer. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Sir David Paradine Frost (1939-2013), Journalist and broadcaster; Joint founder of London Weekend Television (LWT). Sitter in 12 portraits.
- Sir John Junor (1919-1998), Journalist. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Cecil Harmsworth King (1901-1987), Newspaper magnate and writer. Sitter in 10 portraits.
- Francis Aungier Pakenham, 7th Earl of Longford (1905-2001), Statesman, businessman and writer. Sitter in 27 portraits.
- John Arthur Thomas Robinson (1919-1983), Bishop of Woolwich and biblical scholar. Sitter in 9 portraits.
- (James) Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx (1916-1995), Prime Minister. Sitter in 42 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 731
Events of 1963back to top
Current affairsThe Secretary of State for War, John Profumo is found to have lied to the House of Commons when he denied having an affair with the showgirl, Christine Keeler. The Profumo Affair was a public scandal for the Conservative party, and ultimately contributed to the resignation of Harold Macmillan.
Art and scienceDoctor Who is first broadcast on the BBC with William Hartnell playing the Doctor. This long running science fiction series about an alien Time Lord who travels through time and space in his police-box-shaped Tardis has been watched by generations of viewers (often from behind the back of the sofa), and features imaginative, but traditionally low-budget, special effects, innovative electronic music, and the Doctor's greatest enemy, the Daleks.
InternationalJohn F. Kennedy is assassinated in Texas. The arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald for his murder did not prevent a score of conspiracy theories involving Cuba, the CIA, the KGB, and the Mafia among others.
Martin Luther King delivers his 'I have a dream' speech, marking an important moment in the civil rights movement in America and helping to secure him the Nobel Peace Prize' in 1964.