Sir (John) Denis Mahon
Sir (John) Denis Mahon
by Lucy Anne Dickens
C-type colour print, March 2001
14 1/8 in. x 14 1/8 in. (358 mm x 360 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Sir (John) Denis Mahon (1910-2011), Art historian and collector. Sitter in 1 portrait.
This portraitback to top
Photographed at the National Gallery in front of The Cumaean Sibyl with a Putto by Guercino, one of the 28 paintings he has loaned to the Gallery and bequeathed to the National Art Collections Fund.
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, London (National Gallery, London)
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- The Art Establishment: Photographs by Lucy Dickens (10 September 2002 - 2 February 2003)
Portrait setback to top
Events of 2001back to top
Current affairsLabour wins a second landslide general election victory campaigning on improvements to public services based on private finance projects. The Conservative party proved itself to be out-of-touch by ignoring public services and campaigning on the issue of Britain's membership of the EU. The day after the election William Hague resigned as leader of the Conservative Party.
Art and scienceThe Eden Project opens in Cornwall. The eco-centre, conceived by Tim Smit, replicates tropical and temporal climates and houses plants from all over the world in two domed biomes. The project is both a large-scale scientific experiment to study the environmental changes in different biomes over time, and a visitor attraction teaching the public about the natural environment.
InternationalOn 11th September (9/11) America comes under foreign attack for the first time since Pearl Harbour when Islamic Fundamentalist terrorists hijack four planes, flying two into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre, and one into the Pentagon; the fourth plane crashed in a field.
George Bush launches his 'War on Terror' by invading Afghanistan to overthrown the Taliban and capture Osama bin Laden, leader of al-Qaeda.
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