by Malcolm Crowthers
C-type colour print, 6 October 2004
18 1/8 in. x 17 7/8 in. (460 mm x 455 mm) image size
This portraitback to top
He is photographed with his cat, Hecate. In the background is a 16th century portrait of Elizabeth I, attributed to Marcus Gheeraerts.
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, London (Deanery, Westminster Abbey, London)
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- First Exposure: Photographs 1961-2010 (22 June 2012 - 18 November 2012)
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Events of 2004back to top
Current affairsArmed robbers raid the Northern Bank in Belfast, stealing £26.5 million. Gunmen entered the homes of two bank officials, kidnapping their families and forcing them to let them into the bank, before loading cash into vans and driving away. Police and the British and Irish governments claimed that the Provisional IRA was responsible and several of the people arrested had PIRA, Real IRA and Sinn Féin connections.
Art and scienceA fire at Charles Saatchi's art warehouse destroys some of the icons of Brit Art. Hell by Jake and Dinos Chapman, Everyone I Have Ever Slept With and The Hut by Tracey Emin and works by Damien Hirst, Chris Ofili, Sarah Lucas, Gavin Hume and Rachel Whiteread were among the casualties.
InternationalAn earthquake in the Indian Ocean on Boxing Day causes a tsunami that kills nearly 230,000 people when it hit the coasts of Southeast Asia. The earthquake itself was the second most powerful ever recorded on a seismograph and waves from the tsunami - the most devastating in history - were up to 30 metres high.
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