5 of 6 portraits of Philip Larkin
© estate of Fay Godwin / British Library / National Portrait Gallery, London
by Fay Godwin
bromide print, 1974
11 3/4 in. x 8 1/4 in. (299 mm x 210 mm)
Given by Fay Godwin, 1980
Artistback to top
- Fay Godwin (1931-2005), Photographer. Artist of 48 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Rogers, Malcolm, Camera Portraits, 1989 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 20 October 1989 - 21 January 1990), p. 291
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, Yorkshire (sitter's workplace, Brynmor Jones Library, University of Hull, Hull, Yorkshire)
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Reviewers Revealed: Celebrating the TLS Centenary (7 November 2001 - 3 March 2002)
Events of 1974back to top
Current affairs28 people are killed and hundreds injured in the IRA pub bombings. Two pubs in Guilford popular with army personnel were attacked with gelignite bombs, followed by a pub in Woolwich and then two in Birmingham. 17 people, known as the Guilford Four, the Maguire Seven and the Birmingham Six, were arrested for the bombing but all were eventually found to have been wrongfully imprisoned.
Art and scienceJohn Le Carré publishes his classic spy thriller, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. The novel was later made into a BBC miniseries starring Alec Guinness.
InternationalA one party communist state is established in Ethiopia after a committee of military officers known as the Derg depose Halie Selassie from power.
Greek Cypriot officers depose President Archbishop Makarios III in a coup d'etat sponsored by the Greek Government. Taking advantage of the situation, Turkey sent troops to occupy half the island, proclaiming the Turkish Federal State of Cyprus the following year.