by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1946
19 5/8 in. x 15 7/8 in. (498 mm x 403 mm)
Given by the photographer, Yousuf Karsh, 1991
Sitterback to top
- Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury (1925-), Actress; daughter of Edgar Lansbury. Sitter in 3 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002), Photographer. Artist associated with 158 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
This portraitback to top
In this portrait, which was taken by Karsh in Hollywood in 1946, the actress wears a distinctive crown-shaped brooch. The portrait was given to the Gallery by the Photographer, 1991.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 364
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1946back to top
Current affairsThe new Labour government begins to act upon the recommendations of the Beveridge Report (1942) by nationalising The Bank of England and Imperial Communications, bringing in a National Insurance Bill, and setting plans for the National Health Service. Nationalisation of industry and the provision of free healthcare and welfare were the main aims of post-war domestic politics.
Art and scienceMervyn Peake publishes Titus Groan; the first of his Gormenghast Trilogy. The three novels are regarded as classics of the fantasy genre, although they contain no magic or intelligent non-human characters, so might more appropriately be described as belonging to the 'gothic' or 'fantastic' genre.
InternationalNazi officials are tried for their part in the War and the Holocaust at Nuremberg. The trials were to prosecute war criminals and the location was chosen because it was the site of the annual Nazi rallies, and therefore seen as a fitting place for the demise of the party. The Nuremberg Trials paved the way for post-war developments in international criminal law.
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