1 portrait of Vanessa Redgrave
by Sandra Lousada
gelatin silver print, 1962
15 3/4 in. x 11 7/8 in. (400 mm x 303 mm) image size
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Sitterback to top
- Vanessa Redgrave (1937-), Actress; daughter of Sir Michael Redgrave. Sitter in 27 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Redgrave is shown here during rehearsal for the Royal Shakespeare Company's Cymbeline at the Aldwych Theatre.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Sandra Lousada: Work and Performance (28 November 2011 - 9 July 2012)
Events of 1962back to top
Current affairsAfter a series of by-election defeats, the prime minister, Harold MacMillan organises a drastic cabinet reshuffle, dismissing one third of his cabinet. Liberal MP Jeremy Thorpe's rye comment summed up the desperate action: 'greater love hath no man than this, than to lay down his friends for his life.'
Britain suffers the 'Big Freeze' with no frost-free nights between 22nd December 1962 and 5th March 1963.
Art and scienceThe Beatles have their first hit with Love Me Do and release their first album Please Please Me.
The new Coventry Cathedral is consecrated and creates a showcase for British artistic talent with the first performance of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem, a wall hanging by Graham Sutherland, stained glass by John Piper, and sculptures by Jacob Epstein and Elizabeth Frink.