1 portrait of Marie Rambert
© Derek Allen / National Portrait Gallery, London
by Derek Allen
bromide print, 1953
15 1/8 in. x 11 3/8 in. (384 mm x 290 mm)
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Sitterback to top
- Dame Marie Rambert (Dame Marie Dukes) (1888-1982), Founder and director of Ballet Rambert, lecturer and teacher. Sitter in 11 portraits.
Events of 1953back to top
Current affairsA combination of low pressure in the North Sea, hurricane force winds, and high tides result in the Great Flood of 1953. With no warning system many were trapped in their homes as 20-foot waves crashed on the coast; hundreds were killed at sea and on the east coast.
John Hunt's British Expedition conquers Everest. News of the achievement reached Britain on the day of Elizabeth's coronation.
Art and scienceFrances Crick and James Watson discover the double helix structure of DNA. Uncovering DNA's chemical make-up revolutionised our understanding of the building blocks of life.
Ian Fleming publishes his first James Bond novel, Casino Royal.
Chad Varah founds 'The Samaritans' helpline.