by Mary McCartney
bromide print, 1997
11 3/4 in. x 8 5/8 in. (300 mm x 220 mm) image size
Given by Mary McCartney, 2009
Sitterback to top
- Twiggy Lawson (née Lesley Hornby) (1949-), Model and actress. Sitter in 30 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Mary McCartney (1969-), Photographer; daughter of Sir Paul and Linda McCartney. Artist of 18 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Pepper, Terence (introduction) Muir, Robin (appreciation) Sokolsky, Melvin (appreciation), Twiggy: A Life In Photographs, 2009 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 18 September 2009 to 24 March 2010), p. 100
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1997back to top
Current affairsThe Labour party - re-branded as New Labour - win a spectacular landslide election and Tony Blair becomes Prime Minister. Their electoral campaign promised that 'things can only get better' and that their priorities would be 'education, education, education.' While New Labour's 'third way' centralist approach put off some party traditionalists, it secured the popular vote.
Princess Diana and her lover Dodi Fayed die in a car crash in Paris.
Art and scienceJ.K. Rowling publishes Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the first of seven fantasy books chronicling the life of Harry and his friends at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry: learning magic, breaking school rules, romantic entanglements and their struggles against the evil Lord Voldemort.
Scientists at the Roslin Institute in Scotland announce that they have cloned the first mammal from an adult cell: '6LL3', or Dolly the Sheep.