by John Deakin
bromide print, 1950s
8 1/8 in. x 10 in. (205 mm x 254 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Robert Colquhoun (1914-1962), Painter. Sitter in 3 portraits, Artist or producer of 2 portraits.
Artistback to top
- John Deakin (1912-1972), Photographer. Artist or producer associated with 11 portraits, Sitter in 10 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 138
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Spotlight on the Collection Sept-Oct 2015 (From 15 September 2015)
Events of 1950back to top
Current affairsPrincess Anne is born at Clarence house, the only daughter of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
Art and scienceC.S. Lewis publishes The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the first book in the Chronicles of Narnia series. Lewis was an Oxford Don, specialising in Medieval Literature and its use of allegory. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is often seen as an allegory of the Christian struggle between good and evil.
InternationalFollowing the Soviet and American withdrawal from the occupation of North and South Korea respectively, the Korean War breaks out as each side seeks to unify Korea under its own political system. While the U.S.A., U.K and other UN nations came to the defence of South Korea, North Korea had support from the Soviet Union and China. The war continued until 1953.
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