© estate of E.Q. Nicholson / National Portrait Gallery, London
by E.Q. Nicholson
coloured inks and wax resistant crayon on paper, circa 1943
19 in. x 16 in. (484 mm x 410 mm) uneven
Given by Tim Nicholson, 1998
Sitterback to top
- Elsie Queen ('E.Q.') Nicholson (née Myers) (1908-1992), Designer and painter; daughter of Elsie and Leopold Myers. Sitter in 14 portraits, Artist of 1 portrait.
Artistback to top
- Elsie Queen ('E.Q.') Nicholson (née Myers) (1908-1992), Designer and painter; daughter of Elsie and Leopold Myers. Artist of 1 portrait, Sitter in 14 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Mirror Mirror: Self-portraits by women artists (12 September 2001 - 20 January 2002)
Events of 1943back to top
Current affairsThe War effort continues with women recruited to the Home Guard and Ernie Bevin introducing conscription of miners as coal output continues to flag.
There is panic when a new anti aircraft weapon is heard for the first time in London and 173 people die in the crush to enter an air-raid shelter at Bethnal Green tube station.
Art and scienceBarnes Wallis's bouncing bomb is used during Operation Chastise - the Dam busters Raid - to destroy three dams in the Ruhr area of Germany. The raid was considered a success, knocking out hydroelectric power, cutting off the water supply to industry and causing devastation through flooding. The operation also, however, cost the allies many lives, and the bouncing bomb was not used again.
InternationalThe invasion of Sicily is successful thanks to Operation Mincemeat, in which false documents were planted on the body of a dead airman to mislead Germany into thinking that the Allied target was Sardinia. The invasion led to the fall of Mussolini and Italy joining the Allies.
42,000 German civilians are killed in a firestorm in Hamburg caused by the Allied bombing in Operation Gomorrah.