by (Edward) Russell Westwood
glazed bromide print, 1951
9 1/2 in. x 9 1/2 in. (241 mm x 242 mm) image size
acquired British Film Institute
Sitterback to top
- John Minton (1917-1957), Painter and illustrator. Sitter in 4 portraits, Artist or producer of 5 portraits.
Artistback to top
- (Edward) Russell Westwood (1911-1982), Photographer. Artist or producer of 117 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ribeiro, Aileen; Blackman, Cally, A Portrait of Fashion: Six Centuries of Dress at the National Portrait Gallery, 2015, p. 234
Events of 1951back to top
Current affairsThe Conservative Party wins the general election and Winston Churchill returns for a second term as prime minister.
Art and scienceOn the centenary of the Great Exhibition of 1851, the Festival of Britain is held as a nationwide celebration of British culture, and as an impetus for post-war regeneration. As well as various art, science and industrial exhibitions and events, a major regeneration project was initiated for the South Bank area of London under the directorship of the architect, Hugh Casson.
InternationalLibya declares its sovereignty from Italian rule, becoming the first independent state to be created by the UN.
At the Treaty of San Francisco, 48 nations sign a peace treaty with Japan, officially ending the Pacific War - the last battleground of the Second World War.
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