12 of 47 portraits of Margot Fonteyn
by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1943
9 1/2 in. x 7 1/2 in. (240 mm x 190 mm)
Given by Paul Tanqueray, 1974
Artistback to top
- Paul Tanqueray (1905-1991), Photographer. Artist associated with 180 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Tanqueray was introduced to Fonteyn by her brother the photographer Felix Fonteyn who later printed his work when Paul Tanqueray retired from his studio in 1965.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Paul Tanqueray: Young in the Twenties (8 December 2004 - 15 June 2005)
Events of 1943back to top
Current affairsThe War effort continues with women recruited to the Home Guard and Ernie Bevin introducing conscription of miners as coal output continues to flag.
There is panic when a new anti aircraft weapon is heard for the first time in London and 173 people die in the crush to enter an air-raid shelter at Bethnal Green tube station.
Art and scienceBarnes Wallis's bouncing bomb is used during Operation Chastise - the Dam busters Raid - to destroy three dams in the Ruhr area of Germany. The raid was considered a success, knocking out hydroelectric power, cutting off the water supply to industry and causing devastation through flooding. The operation also, however, cost the allies many lives, and the bouncing bomb was not used again.
InternationalThe invasion of Sicily is successful thanks to Operation Mincemeat, in which false documents were planted on the body of a dead airman to mislead Germany into thinking that the Allied target was Sardinia. The invasion led to the fall of Mussolini and Italy joining the Allies.
42,000 German civilians are killed in a firestorm in Hamburg caused by the Allied bombing in Operation Gomorrah.
Exhibitions and displays
- Being Queen Victoria
Until 7 July 2018
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