1 of 21 portraits of Christine Keeler
© reserved; collection National Portrait Gallery, London
by Stephen Ward
pastel, 1960 or 1961
12 in. x 9 7/8 in. (304 mm x 250 mm)
Artistback to top
- Stephen Ward (1912-1963), Osteopath; Artist. Artist of 2 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
This portraitback to top
Ward drew this portrait of Keeler at Cliveden.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 346
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Scandal '63: The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Profumo Affair (30 April 2013 - 15 September 2013)
Events of 1960back to top
Current affairsPrince Andrew is born, the third child of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip.
The Contraceptive Pill is introduced in England, dramatically changing the nation's approach to sex and relationships, and significantly contributing to the 1960s culture of liberation.
Art and sciencePenguin books defend D.H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover against charges of obscenity by demonstrating that the novel was of literary merit. The 'not guilty' verdict was seen as a victory for free speech and marked the beginning if a new era of liberalism.
The satirical review Beyond the Fringe launches the careers of Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and Jonathan Miller.