6 of 28 portraits of Barbara Hepworth
© estate of Peter Keen / National Portrait Gallery, London
by Peter Keen
bromide print, late 1950s
9 7/8 in. x 7 7/8 in. (251 mm x 199 mm)
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- Dame Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975), Sculptor; second wife of Ben Nicholson. Sitter in 28 portraits, Artist of 1 portrait.
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.