by Elizabeth Blackadder
oil on canvas, 1988
39 7/8 in. x 40 in. (1013 mm x 1016 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Lady Naomi Margaret Mitchison (née Haldane) (1897-1998), Writer; diarist for Mass-Observation; wife of Gilbert Richard Mitchison; daughter of John Scott Haldane. Sitter in 4 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Dame Elizabeth Violet Blackadder (1931-), Painter. Artist of 1 portrait, Sitter in 2 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 433
Events of 1988back to top
Current affairsA Pan Am jumbo jet is brought down by a bomb over Lockerbie in Scotland, killing 259 passengers and 11 people on the ground. The Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary launched Britain's largest criminal investigation before convicting a Libyan intelligence officer of planting the bomb.
Art and scienceProfessor Stephen Hawking publishes his popular book on cosmology, A Brief History Of Time.
Damien Hirst and his fellow Goldsmiths students organise the exhibition Freeze in a disused block in the Docklands. The exhibition launched the careers of many of the young British artists (YBAs) associated with Brit Art including Gary Hume, Michael Landy, Sarah Lucas, Angus Fairhurst, and Anya Gallaccio.