14 of 33 portraits of Jennie Lee
by Michael Peto
modern bromide print from original negative, January 1965
15 3/4 in. x 10 3/4 in. (400 mm x 273 mm) image size
Given by University of Dundee - Michael Peto Collection, 2013
Sitterback to top
- Janet ('Jennie') Lee, Baroness Lee of Asheridge (1904-1988), Labour politician; MP for Cannock and North Lanarkshire and Minister for the Arts; wife of Aneurin Bevan. Sitter in 33 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Michael Peto (1908-1970), Photojournalist. Artist of 22 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Michael Peto Photographs: Mandela to McCartney (17 September 2013 - 1 June 2014)
Events of 1965back to top
Current affairsSir Winston Churchill dies after suffering a stroke at the age of 90. By Royal Decree his body lay in state for three days before he was given a State Funeral (a very rare honour for a non-Royal). Representatives from over 100 countries attended the funeral and thousands of people watched the procession of his coffin down the Thames.
Art and scienceJulie Christie stars in John Schlesinger's film Darling, a film that captures fashionable London in the 1960s, while critiquing the superficiality of the jet-setting society. The film has subsequently been itself criticised for being out-of-touch with the realities of the day.
The Post Office Tower (now the BT tower) opens for use, housing microwave aerials to carry telecommunications traffic from London.