3 of 42 portraits of Harold Wilson
by Barry Fantoni
pencil and gouache, 1960s-1970s
16 in. x 11 1/2 in. (405 mm x 291 mm)
Given by Barry Ernest Fantoni, 2006
Sitterback to top
- (James) Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx (1916-1995), Prime Minister. Sitter in 42 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Barry Ernest Fantoni (1940-), Broadcaster, cartoonist and jazz musician. Artist of 17 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Caricatures by Barry Fantoni (23 June 2007 - 20 September 2007)
Events of 1960back to top
Current affairsPrince Andrew is born, the third child of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip.
The Contraceptive Pill is introduced in England, dramatically changing the nation's approach to sex and relationships, and significantly contributing to the 1960s culture of liberation.
Art and sciencePenguin books defend D.H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover against charges of obscenity by demonstrating that the novel was of literary merit. The 'not guilty' verdict was seen as a victory for free speech and marked the beginning if a new era of liberalism.
The satirical review Beyond the Fringe launches the careers of Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and Jonathan Miller.
InternationalHarold Macmillan delivers his 'wind of change' speech to the South African Parliament in Cape Town, announcing Britain's decision to grant independence to many of her colonies. The speech recognised the emergence of African nationalism, and criticised the policy of Apartheid in South Africa.
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