1 portrait of L.S. Lowry
© Sefton Samuels / National Portrait Gallery, London
by Sefton Samuels
cibachrome print, 1968
10 in. x 7 7/8 in. (253 mm x 201 mm)
acquired Sefton Samuels, 1980
Sitterback to top
- Laurence Stephen ('L.S.') Lowry (1887-1976), Painter. Sitter in 21 portraits, Artist of 2 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Taken outside Lowry's house The Limes, Mottram-in-Longdendale, Cheshire, to which he moved from Manchester in 1948. it was used on the cover of The Life of L.S. Lowry by Allen Andrews (1977).
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, Greater Manchester (outside, sitter's home, The Elms, Mottram in Longdendale)
Events of 1968back to top
Current affairsEnoch Powell delivers his 'Rivers of Blood' speech in Birmingham in opposition to anti-discrimination legislation and immigration from the commonwealth. The speech is usually regarded as racist and blamed for stirring up racial prejudice. Powell was sacked from the shadow cabinet as a result, but received considerable public approval at the time for his views.
Fay Sislin becomes England first black woman police officer.