by Roger Mayne
modern bromide print from original negative, 1960
8 1/4 in. x 12 1/4 in. (211 mm x 311 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Gillian Ayres (1930-2018), Painter, mural artist and teacher. Sitter in 5 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Roger Mayne (1929-2014), Photographer. Artist of 26 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, London (sitter's studio, London)
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Seizing an Instant: Photographs by Roger Mayne (12 June 2004 - 5 December 2004)
Events of 1960back to top
Current affairsPrince Andrew is born, the third child of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip.
The Contraceptive Pill is introduced in England, dramatically changing the nation's approach to sex and relationships, and significantly contributing to the 1960s culture of liberation.
Art and sciencePenguin books defend D.H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover against charges of obscenity by demonstrating that the novel was of literary merit. The 'not guilty' verdict was seen as a victory for free speech and marked the beginning if a new era of liberalism.
The satirical revue Beyond the Fringe launches the careers of Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and Jonathan Miller.
InternationalHarold Macmillan delivers his 'wind of change' speech to the South African Parliament in Cape Town, announcing Britain's decision to grant independence to many of her colonies. The speech recognised the emergence of African nationalism, and criticised the policy of Apartheid in South Africa.
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