Only Connect - Sir Michael Tippett <> Barbara Hepworth

How are these sitters connected?


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

Sir Michael Kemp Tippett
by Martin Rose
1989
NPG 6043

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

Barbara Hepworth
by Dame Barbara Hepworth
1950
NPG 5919

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 Tippett connections with co-curator Peter Sheppard Skaerved

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NPG D13759 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Michael Tippett <> Ludwig Van Beethoven

NPG x33552 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Michael Tippett <> Priaulx Rainier

NPG 4467 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Michael Tippett <> T.S. Eliot

NPG x27595 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Michael Tippett <> Yehudi Menuhin


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