3 of 19 portraits of Ronald Searle
by Madame Yevonde
bromide print on card mount, 14 July 1950
9 5/8 in. x 7 5/8 in. 243 mm x 195 mm
Given by Madame Yevonde, 1971
Sitterback to top
- Ronald William Fordham Searle (1920-2011), Artist and illustrator. Sitter in 19 portraits, Artist of 1 portrait.
Artistback to top
- Madame Yevonde (1893-1975), Photographer. Artist associated with 332 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.
Events of 1950back to top
Current affairsPrincess Anne is born at Clarence house, the only daughter of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
Art and scienceC.S. Lewis publishes The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the first book in the Chronicles of Narnia series. Lewis was an Oxford Don, specialising in Medieval Literature and its use of allegory. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is often seen as an allegory of the Christian struggle between good and evil.
InternationalFollowing the Soviet and American withdrawal from the occupation of North and South Korea respectively, the Korean War breaks out as each side seeks to unify Korea under its own political system. While the U.S.A., U.K and other UN nations came to the defence of South Korea, North Korea had support from the Soviet Union and China. The war continued until 1953.
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