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Leonard Rosoman, by Cecil Beaton, 1964 - NPG x14192 - © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London

© Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London

Leonard Rosoman

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, 1964
9 1/2 in. x 9 3/8 in. (242 mm x 238 mm)
Given by Cecil Beaton, 1968
Photographs Collection
NPG x14192

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Sitterback to top

  • Leonard Rosoman (1913-2012), Painter. Sitter in 7 portraits, Artist of 4 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • Cecil Beaton (1904-1980), Photographer, designer and writer. Artist associated with 1088 portraits, Sitter associated with 354 portraits.

Events of 1964back to top

Current affairs

Harold Wilson narrowly wins the general election for the Labour Party, the first of his four election victories. Peter Allen and Gwynne Evans become the last people to be executed in the United Kingdom before capital punishment was abolished in 1965. The Sun newspaper replaces the Daily Herald.

Art and science

Top of the Pops begins its rein as the longest running television music show. The first broadcast was presented by Jimmy Savile and included the Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, The Hollies and The Beatles, who were the show's first number 1 with I Want to Hold Your Hand.


The Civil Rights Act is passed in the USA, outlawing discrimination based on race, colour, religion, sex or national origin. The Act abolished the 'Jim Crow Laws' in the Southern States, making forced segregation illegal. After spending two years in prison Nelson Mandela is sentenced to Life in Prison for the crimes of sabotage and crimes equivalent to treason against the Republic of South Africa.

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29 June 2016, 16:13

LR is standing in front of his remarkable acrylic 'The Death of Queen Elizabeth 1' painted for Richard Buckle's Shakespeare Centenary Exhibition held at Stratford upon Avon in 1964.

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