6 of 14 portraits by Linda McCartney
by Linda McCartney
bromide fibre print, 1968
18 1/4 in. x 12 1/2 in. (465 mm x 316 mm) image size
Given by the estate of Linda McCartney, 2006
Sitterback to top
- John Lennon (1940-1980), Musician; co-founder and singer for The Beatles. Sitter in 80 portraits, Artist of 2 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Linda McCartney (1941-1998), Photographer, artist, musician, businesswoman, cookery writer and animal rights activist; late wife of Sir Paul McCartney. Artist of 14 portraits, Sitter in 9 portraits.
Events of 1968back to top
Current affairsEnoch Powell delivers his 'Rivers of Blood' speech in Birmingham in opposition to anti-discrimination legislation and immigration from the commonwealth. The speech is usually regarded as racist and blamed for stirring up racial prejudice. Powell was sacked from the shadow cabinet as a result, but received considerable public approval at the time for his views.
Fay Sislin becomes England first black woman police officer.