1 of 9 portraits of Edna O'Brien
by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, 1971
7 3/8 in. x 7 1/2 in. (188 mm x 190 mm)
Given by Cecil Beaton, 1971
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Sitterback to top
- Edna O'Brien (1930-), Novelist, short story writer and playwright. Sitter in 9 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Cecil Beaton (1904-1980), Photographer, designer and writer. Artist associated with 1088 portraits, Sitter associated with 354 portraits.
Events of 1971back to top
Current affairsThe United Kingdom changes to the Decimal System for currency, getting rid of shillings, and guineas and simplifying the denomination of pounds into 100 pence. This brought the British pound sterling in line with other currencies and made computer calculation easier.
Art and scienceMichael Caine stars in the filmGet Carter, a British crime classic about a man who sets out to get bloody revenge on the gangsters that killed his brother.
InternationalThe Immigration Act consolidated previous legislation in order to limit immigration, by requiring applicants to hold a work permit and introduced the concept of right of abode.In Uganda, Idi Amin overthrows President Milton Obote and becomes dictator.
Exhibitions and displays
- A Century of Photography, 1840-1940
Until 1 October
- Portrait of the Day: William John Christopher Vassall
6 April, 12:30