by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, 1950s
9 1/2 in. x 7 1/2 in. (240 mm x 192 mm)
Given by Cecil Beaton, 1968
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Sitterback to top
- Maria Donata ('Marion') (née Stein), Countess of Harewood (later Mrs Jeremy Thorpe) (1926-2014), Concert pianist and joint founder of Leeds International Piano Competition; former wife of 7th Earl of Harewood, and later wife of Jeremy Thorpe. Sitter in 20 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Cecil Beaton (1904-1980), Photographer, designer and writer. Artist associated with 1088 portraits, Sitter associated with 354 portraits.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Benjamin Britten: A Life in Pictures (5 November 2013 - 30 June 2014)
Events of 1950back to top
Current affairsPrincess Anne is born at Clarence house, the only daughter of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
Art and scienceC.S. Lewis publishes The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the first book in the Chronicles of Narnia series. Lewis was an Oxford Don, specialising in Medieval Literature and its use of allegory. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is often seen as an allegory of the Christian struggle between good and evil.
InternationalFollowing the Soviet and American withdrawal from the occupation of North and South Korea respectively, the Korean War breaks out as each side seeks to unify Korea under its own political system. While the U.S.A., U.K and other UN nations came to the defence of South Korea, North Korea had support from the Soviet Union and China. The war continued until 1953.
Exhibitions and displays
- A Century of Photography, 1840-1940
Until 1 October