4 of 6 portraits of David Blunkett
by Martin Rowson
pen and ink, 16 September 2002
11 3/4 in. x 8 1/4 in. (297 mm x 210 mm) overall
Given by Corus Hotels, 2021
Sitterback to top
- David Blunkett, Baron Blunkett (1947-), Labour politician; Home Secretary; MP for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough. Sitter in 6 portraits.
Related worksback to top
- NPG D49475: Mug Shots front cover artwork (Alastair John Campbell; Michael Foot) (appears within the portrait)
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, London (Gay Hussar Restaurant, 2 Greek Street, Soho, London)
Events of 2002back to top
Current affairs2002 was an eventful year for the Royal Family, highlighted by the Queen's Golden Jubilee celebrations, but marred by the death of Princess Margaret, followed just three months later by the death of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother at the age of 101 (making her the longest lived royal in British History).
Art and scienceThe relationship between two of the greatest modern masters is celebrated in Tate Modern's blockbuster exhibition Matisse Picasso. By exhibiting their works side-by-side, the show revealed the relationship between the two artists from 1906-54.
The 'Party at the Palace' concert in celebration of the Queen's Jubilee brings together stars from the last 50 years of Pop: Paul McCartney, Tom Jones, Brian Wilson, Queen, Ozzy Osbourne and Elton John.
InternationalTerrorist bombing attacks on the Island of Bali in Indonesia leave 202 people dead, including 25 Britons. The three attacks took place in a bar, outside a nightclub and outside the United States consulate, and were aimed at foreign tourists, although many locals were also killed or injured. The Islamist group Jemaah Islamiyah were found guilty of perpetrating the attacks.
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