Evelyn Waugh with his family
© Mark Gerson / National Portrait Gallery, London
Evelyn Waugh with his family
by Mark Gerson
cibachrome print from original transparency, March 1959
11 5/8 in. x 11 5/8 in. (295 mm x 295 mm)
Given by Mark Gerson, 1996
Artistback to top
- Mark Gerson (1921-), Photographer. Artist associated with 277 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
Sittersback to top
- (Maria) Teresa D'Arms (née Waugh) (1938-), Daughter of Evelyn Waugh. Sitter in 8 portraits. Identify
- Margaret ('Meg') Fitzherbert (née Waugh) (1942-), Daughter of Evelyn Waugh. Sitter in 5 portraits. Identify
- Auberon Alexander Waugh (1939-2001), Journalist and author; son of Evelyn Waugh. Sitter in 18 portraits. Identify
- Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966), Novelist. Sitter associated with 53 portraits. Identify
- Harriet Mary ('Hatty') Waugh (1944-), Writer; daughter of Evelyn Waugh. Sitter in 6 portraits. Identify
- James Waugh (1946-), Son of Evelyn Waugh. Sitter in 4 portraits. Identify
- Laura Waugh (née Herbert) (1916-1973), Second wife of Evelyn Waugh. Sitter in 5 portraits. Identify
- Septimus Waugh (1950-), Son of Evelyn Waugh. Sitter in 5 portraits. Identify
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, Somerset (sitters' home, Combe Florey, Somerset)
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Literati Photographs by Mark Gerson (2 August 1996 - 13 October 1996)
Events of 1959back to top
Current affairsHarold Macmillan wins the general election with an increased majority, returning to office as Conservative prime minister. The victory was the result of perceived economic improvement under the Conservative government, and his (misquoted) boast: 'you've never had it so good.' During his premiership he earned the nickname 'Supermac', coined by cartoonist, Victor 'Vicky' Weisz.
Art and scienceClaudia Jones organises the first West Indian-style carnival in the country, starting the tradition of the annual Notting Hill carnival. The event was a response to the race riots of 1958, and an attempt to celebrate West Indian culture and help overcome racial prejudice by giving the whole community the opportunity to join in the event.
InternationalFidel Castro becomes leader of Cuba. After defeating the American-backed Batista government, Castro's revolutionary army arrived in Havana on 8th January where Castro proclaimed himself Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. Within a month, Prime Minister José Miró Cardona had resigned, and Castro took over.
In Tibet, an uprising against Chinese rule is brutally crushed, and the Dalai Lama flees to India, beginning his long exile.
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