Only Connect - Barbara Hepworth <> Sir Michael Tippett

How are these sitters connected?


Barbara Hepworth, by Dame Barbara Hepworth, 1950 - NPG  - © Alan Bowness, Hepworth estate

Barbara Hepworth
by Dame Barbara Hepworth
1950
NPG 5919

Sir Michael Kemp Tippett, by Martin Rose, 1989 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Michael Kemp Tippett
by Martin Rose
1989
NPG 6043

The connection
Barbara Hepworth designed the sets and costumes for the Covent Garden premiere of Michael Tippett’s 1954 opera The Midsummer Marriage.

Find out more about Hepworth connections with co-curator Peter Sheppard Skaerved

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NPG x33552 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Barbara Hepworth <> Priaulx Rainer

NPG 4467 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Barbara Hepworth <> T.S Eliot


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