by Debra Hurford Brown
bromide print, 2006
11 1/4 in. x 10 7/8 in. (285 mm x 275 mm) image size
Given by Debra Hurford Brown, 2009
Sitterback to top
- Ronald Balfour ('Ronnie') Corbett (1930-2016), Actor and comedian. Sitter in 4 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Photographed at the Basil Street Hotel in London for Scotland on Sunday's Spectrum magazine. And it's Goodnight from Him: the autobiography of the two Ronnies (2006) was published at the time of this sitting.
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, London (Basil Street Hotel, London)
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Sixteen by Fourteen: Recent Photographic Acquisitions (7 February 2011 - 9 October 2011)
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 2006back to top
Current affairsThe Loans for Peerages affair erupts after four businessmen who gave unpublished loans to the Labour Party are nominated for peerages. The scandal revealed a legal loophole: while political parties must declare all large donations, they were not required to declare loans. This led the Police to investigate whether the parties had broken the 1925 Honours (Prevention of Abuses) Act, and to Lord Levy and Tony Blair.
Art and scienceA year of blockbuster exhibitions including Modernism at the Victoria and Albert Museum, a Surrealism exhibition at the Haywood Gallery, Michaelangelo Drawings at the British Museum, Valezqueth at the National Gallery, Rodin at the Royal Academy, Holbein at Tate Britain, and David Hockney Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery.
InternationalFollowing the kidnapping of two Israeli Soldiers by Lebanese Hezbollah militants, Israel launches a heavy artillery attack and ground invasion on Lebanon. In response Hezbollah launched rockets into northern Israel and engaged the Israeli Defence Forces in guerrilla warfare. The conflict ended after claiming over 1500 lives - mostly Lebanese civilians - with a UN resolution calling for Hezbollah's disarmament and Israel's withdrawal of troops from Lebanon.
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