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Queen Elizabeth I; Queen Elizabeth II

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Queen Elizabeth I; Queen Elizabeth II

designed by Charles Noke, and Harry Fenton, manufactured by Doulton & Co Ltd
coloured and glazed earthenware, 1953
10 1/2 in. x 10 7/8 in. (268 mm x 277 mm) overall
Purchased, 2017
Reference Collection
NPG D48090

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Artistsback to top

  • Doulton & Co Ltd. Artist associated with 3 portraits.
  • Harry Fenton (died 1953), Pottery designer. Artist associated with 1 portrait.
  • Charles Noke (1858-1941), Pottery designer. Artist associated with 1 portrait.

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  • Cannadine, Sir David (Introduction); Cooper, Tarnya; Stewart, Louise; MacGibbon, Rab; Cox, Paul; Peltz, Lucy; Moorhouse, Paul; Broadley, Rosie; Jascot-Gill, Sabina ., Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits, 2018 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA, 7 October 2018 -3 February 2019. Bendigo Art Gallery, Australia, 16 March - 14 July 2019.), p. 82

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Current affairs

A combination of low pressure in the North Sea, hurricane force winds, and high tides result in the Great Flood of 1953. With no warning system many were trapped in their homes as 20-foot waves crashed on the coast; hundreds were killed at sea and on the east coast.
John Hunt's British Expedition conquers Everest. News of the achievement reached Britain on the day of Elizabeth's coronation.

Art and science

Frances Crick and James Watson discover the double helix structure of DNA. Uncovering DNA's chemical make-up revolutionised our understanding of the building blocks of life.
Ian Fleming publishes his first James Bond novel, Casino Royal.
Chad Varah founds 'The Samaritans' helpline.

International

Joseph Stalin dies four days after suffering a stroke. It has been suggested that Stalin was assassinated, as he was denied medical assistance for over a day after he was found; many suspect that he was poisoned. On his death Georgy Malenkov became leader of the Soviet Union.

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