Richard Henry Tawney
Richard Henry Tawney
by John Mansbridge
18 1/4 in. x 24 1/2 in. (464 mm x 622 mm)
Given by John Mansbridge, 1962
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The sitter was closely associated with the Workers' Educational Association, founded by Albert Mansbridge, the father of the artist who drew Tawney in his notoriously untidy 'workshop'.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 604
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Albert Mansbridge and the WEA (5 April 2003 - 28 September 2003)
Events of 1953back to top
Current affairsA 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.
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InternationalJoseph 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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