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Cecil Beaton; Kenneth Peacock Tynan

5 of 19 portraits of Kenneth Peacock Tynan

Cecil Beaton; Kenneth Peacock Tynan, by Paul Tanqueray, 1953 - NPG x40492 - © estate of Paul Tanqueray

© estate of Paul Tanqueray

Cecil Beaton; Kenneth Peacock Tynan

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1953
8 3/4 in. x 7 3/4 in. (221 mm x 198 mm)
Accepted in lieu of tax by H.M. Government and allocated to the Gallery, 1991
Photographs Collection
NPG x40492


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  • Cecil Beaton (1904-1980), Photographer, designer and writer. Sitter associated with 354 portraits, Artist associated with 1088 portraits.
  • Kenneth Peacock Tynan (1927-1980), Writer and critic. Sitter in 19 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • Paul Tanqueray (1905-1991), Photographer. Artist associated with 180 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.

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Events of 1953back to top

Current affairs

A 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 science

Frances 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.

International

Joseph Stalin dies four days after suffering a stroke. It has been suggested that Stalin was assassinated, as he was denied medical assistance for over a day after he was found; many suspect that he was poisoned. On his death Georgy Malenkov became leader of the Soviet Union.

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