'University of the Air'
10 of 38 portraits of (Alfred) Ernest Marples, 1st Baron Marples
'University of the Air'
by John Musgrave-Wood ('Emmwood')
pen and ink, Letratone and white heightening, 1963
9 1/8 in. x 20 3/4 in. (232 mm x 527 mm)
Given by Lady Ruth Marples, 1980
Artistback to top
- John Musgrave-Wood ('Emmwood') (1915-1999), Cartoonist, caricaturist and painter. Artist of 4 portraits.
Sittersback to top
- Frank Cousins (1904-1986), Trade unionist. Sitter in 4 portraits. Identify
- Edward ('Ted') Hill (1899-1969), General Secretary of the United Society of the Boilermakers. Sitter in 2 portraits. Identify
- (Alfred) Ernest Marples, 1st Baron Marples (1907-1978), Conservative politician; Postmaster General and Minister of Transport. Sitter in 38 portraits. Identify
- Harold Macmillan, 1st Earl of Stockton (1894-1986), Prime Minister. Sitter in 38 portraits. Identify
- (James) Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx (1916-1995), Prime Minister. Sitter in 54 portraits. Identify
- George Woodcock (1904-1979), Trade unionist. Sitter in 2 portraits. Identify
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 724
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1963back to top
Current affairsThe Secretary of State for War, John Profumo is found to have lied to the House of Commons when he denied having an affair with the showgirl, Christine Keeler. The Profumo Affair was a public scandal for the Conservative party, and ultimately contributed to the resignation of Harold Macmillan.
Art and scienceDoctor Who is first broadcast on the BBC with William Hartnell playing the Doctor. This long running science fiction series about an alien Time Lord who travels through time and space in his police-box-shaped Tardis has been watched by generations of viewers (often from behind the back of the sofa), and features imaginative, but traditionally low-budget, special effects, innovative electronic music, and the Doctor's greatest enemy, the Daleks.
InternationalJohn F. Kennedy is assassinated in Texas. The arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald for his murder did not prevent a score of conspiracy theories involving Cuba, the CIA, the KGB, and the Mafia among others.
Martin Luther King delivers his 'I have a dream' speech, marking an important moment in the civil rights movement in America and helping to secure him the Nobel Peace Prize' in 1964.
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