1 portrait of Vita Sackville-West
by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1957
5 3/4 in. x 4 1/2 in. (147 mm x 113 mm) image size
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Sitterback to top
- Victoria Mary ('Vita') Sackville-West (1892-1962), Writer and gardener; wife of Sir Harold Nicolson. Sitter in 28 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Walter Stoneman (1876-1958), Photographer. Artist associated with 18520 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.
Subjects & Themesback to top
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.