Pamela Lyndon Travers
Photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London
Pamela Lyndon Travers
by Gertrude Hermes
bronze bust, circa 1942
18 1/8 in. x 13 3/4 in. (460 mm x 350 mm) overall
Given by Adrian House on behalf of the sitter, 1986
Sitterback to top
- Pamela Lyndon Travers (1899-1996), Children's writer, poet and critic. Sitter in 1 portrait.
Artistback to top
- Gertrude Hermes (1901-1983), Artist. Artist or producer of 5 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ecclesshare, Julia, Beatrix Potter to Harry Potter: Portraits of Children's Writers, 2002 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 15 May to 26 August 2002), p. 43
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 621
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Beatrix Potter to Harry Potter: Portraits of Children's Writers (15 May 2002 - 26 August 2002)
Events of 1942back to top
Current affairsThe Oxford Committee for Famine Relief is founded in Oxford with the aim of sending food through the Allied blockade of Nazi-Occupied Greece. The organisation continued after the war to relieve suffering as a result of the war in Europe, and eventually to help distressed peoples internationally. It gradually became known as Oxfam, after its telegraph address, and is now one of the largest international development and aid agencies.
Art and scienceDesert Island Discs is broadcast for the first time. Each week a famous guest is invited to select which eight pieces of music they would choose to take if they were castaway on an island. The show is still going and is the longest running music programme on radio.
Enid Blyton publishes her first Famous Five children's book: Five On A Treasure Island.
InternationalThe Allied forces sign the 'Declaration by United Nations', pledging the signatories to fight together until the end of the war and establishing an international organisation with the aim of upholding world peace and security with Sir Gladwyn Jebb as the first Secretary General.
In Berlin, senior Nazis plan the 'Final Solution' to exterminate European Jews, and start building death camps to carry it out.
Listen to a series of podcasts exploring the lives of pioneering women, past and present.
William Eggleston was closely associated with the alternative music scene in Memphis. Revisit our 2016 exhibition and listen to a special playlist.
Links to audio and transcripts of interviews with artists, sitters and historic recordings.
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