1 portrait of H.E. Bates
by John Gay
vintage contact sheet, 1957
9 7/8 in. x 7 1/2 in. (252 mm x 192 mm)
Bequeathed by executors of Marie Anita Gay (Mrs John Gay), 2003
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Sitterback to top
- Herbert Ernest ('H.E.') Bates (1905-1974), Writer and novelist. Sitter in 43 portraits.
Artistback to top
- John Gay (1909-1999), Photographer. Artist of 279 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
Events of 1957back to top
Current affairsHarold Macmillan takes over as Conservative prime minister, manoeuvring Eden out of power after his poor handling of the Suez Crisis the previous year.
The Wolfenden Report recommends that homosexuality should no longer be a criminal offence. It still took ten years, however, before any changes were made to the law on homosexuality with the Sexual Offences Act in 1967.