19 of 47 portraits of Dame Margot Fonteyn
© reserved; collection National Portrait Gallery, London
vintage bromide print, 1956
19 7/8 in. x 15 in. (506 mm x 380 mm) image size
Artistback to top
- Vivienne (1889-1982), Photographer, miniaturist, singer; wife of Ernest Entwistle. Artist of 209 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Events of 1956back to top
Current affairsThe first supermarket opens in Britain. Inspired by the new innovation in America, Jack Cohen opened his first Tesco supermarket in Essex.
The First Clean Air Act is passed in response to the 'Pea Soup' smog over London.
Art and sciencePop Art is seen for the first time in the This is Tomorrow exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery. The exhibition included Richard Hamilton's iconic collage: What is it that makes today's homes so different, so appealing?
John Osborne's play Look Back in Anger opens at the Royal Court Theatre, introducing the phrase 'Angry young man' to describe the new movement of gritty, post-war realism in literature.