by Peter Keen
vintage bromide print, late 1950s
8 in. x 10 5/8 in. (203 mm x 270 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Graham Vivian Sutherland (1903-1980), Painter. Sitter in 62 portraits, Artist associated with 23 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Photographed in Sutherland's Kent studio with studies for his 1954 portrait of Sir Winston Churchill.
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, Kent (sitter's studio, West Malling, Kent)
Events of 1957back to top
Current affairsHarold Macmillan takes over as Conservative prime minister, manoeuvring Eden out of power after his poor handling of the Suez Crisis the previous year.
The Wolfenden Report recommends that homosexuality should no longer be a criminal offence. It still took ten years, however, before any changes were made to the law on homosexuality with the Sexual Offences Act in 1967.