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Geoffrey Boycott

Geoffrey Boycott, by Tom Phillips, 1986 - NPG D8229 - © DACS / Tom Phillips 2018

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Geoffrey Boycott

by Tom Phillips
etching, 1986
7 in. x 5 in. (178 mm x 127 mm) plate size; 15 in. x 11 3/8 in. (381 mm x 289 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1998
Reference Collection
NPG D8229

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  • Tom Phillips (1937-), Artist. Artist of 22 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.

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  • Huntington-Whiteley, James, The Book of British Sporting Heroes, 1998 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 16 October 1998 to 24 January 1999), p. 50

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Current affairs

Hampton Court Palace is devastated by fire. Much of the third floor and the roof of the building were destroyed, although, thanks to the courage of the fire fighters, only one painting and one piece of furniture were ruined.
Prince Andrew, Duke of York, marries Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey.

Art and science

Poems on the Underground, the brainchild of American writer Judith Chernaik, is launched by London Underground. A rolling programme of poems is displayed in tube train carriages, bringing contemporary and classic poetry to commuters.
The Independent Newspaper is first published.
Artists, Gilbert and George win the Turner Prize.

International

An explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power station leads to nuclear meltdown in the reactor and causes massive nuclear contamination over Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, western Europe, the UK and Ireland, and even North America. The 2005 Chenobyl Forum attributed 56 direct deaths to the disaster and estimated that 9,000 people may die from some form of cancer as a result of exposure to radiation.

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