8 of 8 portraits of Rudolf Nureyev
by Jane Bown
gelatin silver print, 1964
14 1/2 in. x 14 in. (368 mm x 355 mm) image size
Given by Jane Bown and The Observer, 2009
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Sitterback to top
- Rudolf Hametovich Nureyev (1938-1993), Ballet dancer and choreographer. Sitter in 8 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Jane Bown (1925-2014), Photographer. Artist associated with 73 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
This portraitback to top
This portrait of Nureyev, taken during rehearsals for Kenneth MacMillan's ballet Images of Love, was first printed for the book Exposures. Variant pose published in the Observer, 29 March 1964.
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, London (rehearsal for 'Images of Love', Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London)
Events of 1964back to top
Current affairsHarold Wilson narrowly wins the general election for the Labour Party, the first of his four election victories.
Peter Allen and Gwynne Evans become the last people to be executed in the United Kingdom before capital punishment was abolished in 1965.
The Sun newspaper replaces the Daily Herald.
Art and scienceTop of the Pops begins its rein as the longest running television music show. The first broadcast was presented by Jimmy Savile and included the Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, The Hollies and The Beatles, who were the show's first number 1 with I Want to Hold Your Hand.
InternationalThe Civil Rights Act is passed in the USA, outlawing discrimination based on race, colour, religion, sex or national origin. The Act abolished the 'Jim Crow Laws' in the Southern States, making forced segregation illegal.
After spending two years in prison Nelson Mandela is sentenced to Life in Prison for the crimes of sabotage and crimes equivalent to treason against the Republic of South Africa.