6 of 9 portraits of P.D. James
© Mark Gerson / National Portrait Gallery, London
by Mark Gerson
cibachrome print from original transparency, December 1993
11 5/8 in. x 11 3/4 in. (295 mm x 297 mm)
Given by Mark Gerson, 1996
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Sitterback to top
- Phyllis Dorothy ('P.D.') James, Baroness James of Holland Park (1920-2014), Writer and public servant. Sitter in 9 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Mark Gerson (1921-), Photographer. Artist associated with 276 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, London (sitter's hme, Holland Park, London)
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Events of 1993back to top
Current affairsThe Conservative Party is attacked in the media for 'sleaze'. Two MP's resign over sex scandals, two over the 'cash-for-questions affair', and one dies in bizarre and embarrassing circumstances. Journalist Max Clifford was responsible for exposing many of the scandals.
Black teenager Stephen Lawrence is murdered in a racist attack by a gang of white youths.
Art and scienceRachel Whiteread wins the Turner Prize for her sculpture House; a concrete cast of the inside of a Victorian terraced house in East London. Controversy was caused by the work itself, by it winning the Turner Prize, and by the decision of Tower Hamlets council to demolish the sculpture.
British inventor James Dyson revolutionises the vacuum cleaner with his eponymous design.